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FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

Analysis of FAERS data finds less comorbid depression among pain patients on ketamine by Neel A. Duggal Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayMay 12, 2017 An analysis of data from the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) supported previous findings that ketamine could be an effective treatment for depression, researchers found. Given financial and ethical obstacles to […]

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FDA grants 510k clearance to MagVita TMS

FDA grants 510k clearance to MagVita TMS

The FDA recently granted 510k clearance to market MagVita TMS therapy, a repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation system, for treatment of depression. “The new FDA cleared MagVita TMS Therapy system is tailor-made for health care professionals seeking an entry-level TMS system without having to compromise on quality and safety,” Kerry Rome, BS, vice president of sales […]

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Singer from Band ‘Passion Pit’ Posts Facebook Live Video of his TMS Treatment

Singer from Band ‘Passion Pit’ Posts Facebook Live Video of his TMS Treatment

On Tuesday, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos went live on Facebook to share his experience getting a lesser-known noninvasive mental health procedure, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), as a way of treating bipolar disorder. “The whole point is like, everyone says, ‘Oh, I don’t want to show people what I do, I don’t want to talk about therapy.’ If […]

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Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

BY NEWSWEEK SPECIAL EDITION ON 4/2/17 AT 2:10 PM This article is featured in Newsweek’s Special Edition: Nature’s Remedies—Heal Your Body. One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from major depressive disorder, […]

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Is TMS Cost-Effective?

Is TMS Cost-Effective?

November 09, 2015 | Major Depressive Disorder [1], Depression [2], Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [3] By Dee Rapposelli [4] RESEARCH UPDATE Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is known to be a safe, noninvasive, treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD), but how does cost compare with that of pharmacotherapy? Australian researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of rTMS with pharmacotherapy […]

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Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

When you’re depressed, literally and figuratively stuck in a dark place, with no desire to get out and experience the world, it feels like time is inching by. Seconds feel like minutes, minutes feel like hours, and hours feel like days. Apparently, though, it’s not just a feeling. It’s a very real perception of time. […]