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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Flops in VA Trial: Both sham and active rTMS produce high remission rates; unclear why

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Flops in VA Trial: Both sham and active rTMS produce high remission rates; unclear why

by Elizabeth Hlavinka, MedPage Today InternJune 27, 2018 About 40% of patients with treatment-resistant major depression achieved remission in a randomized trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) — but the rate was virtually the same with sham treatment versus active stimulation, researchers said. Among 81 patients in Veterans Affairs medical centers assigned to active rTMS, 33 […]

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The Benefits of TMS & TBS with MagVita

The Benefits of TMS & TBS with MagVita

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, non-drug therapy for patients with Major Depressive Disorders.  In our practice we use a highly advanced MagVita TMS therapy system that possesses unique attributes relative to other available products.  The market for TMS-based therapy has been growing, and the medical devices and accessories that are used to […]

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Effectiveness of theta burst versus high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with depression (THREE-D): a randomised non-inferiority trial

Background Treatment-resistant major depressive disorder is common; repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) by use of high-frequency (10 Hz) left-side dorsolateral prefrontal cortex stimulation is an evidence-based treatment for this disorder. Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a newer form of rTMS that can be delivered in 3 min, versus 37·5 min for a standard 10 […]

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A New Study on Theta Burst Stimulation Out of Canada

A New Study on Theta Burst Stimulation Out of Canada

Three-minute magnetic brain stimulation treatments can reduce depression symptoms: study A three-minute treatment involving magnetic stimulation of the brain works just as well as the standard form of such therapy for people with hard-to-treat depression, a new study has found. The success of the intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) therapy could greatly increase the number of […]

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TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MIGRAINE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS: A PILOT OPEN-LABEL STUDY

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MIGRAINE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS: A PILOT OPEN-LABEL STUDY

An interesting and unusual approach to migraines in a difficult population: Credits: Samantha L. Irwin MSc, MB BCH BAO, FRCPC, William Qubty MD, I. Elaine Allen PhD, Irene Patniyot MD, Peter J. Goadsby MD, PhD, Amy A. Gelfand MAS, MD First published: 12 March 2018 [Buy the Full Research Article HERE] Abstract ObjectiveTo assess the feasibility, tolerability, […]

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New therapies like TBS bring better results.

New therapies like TBS bring better results.

Melissa Banks says she struggled with depression “on and off, but mostly on” since the age of ten. She traces the cause to early life experiences, and while she doesn’t have a personal recollection of the details, her mother has helped fill the gaps in her memory.“My twin brothers were born when I was not […]

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation vs. Traditional Pharmacotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation vs. Traditional Pharmacotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a novel, non-invasive method of activating neural signals through the use of strong, time-varying electromagnetic fields. rTMS is primarily used for patients with treatment-resistant depression. As its reputation has grown, so has its demand. But in the world of health economics and Return on Investment (ROI) ratios, is rTMS […]

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Tolerability and Safety of Theta-Burst TMS in Patients with Major Depression

Tolerability and Safety of Theta-Burst TMS in Patients with Major Depression

Abstract The aim of this open study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (TBS) and to assess preliminarily its therapeutic efficacy in patients with major depression. A total of 33 patients were assigned to receive one of four TBS protocols for 10 consecutive work days. TBS consisted of triple-pulse […]

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Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

A.F. Leuchter, R. Espinoza, N. Suthana, A. Hunter, I.A. Cook University of California Los Angeles, USA [0601] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.438 Introduction: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) applied to dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) causes acute changes in neuronal excitability in this region as well as changes in functional connectivity of brain circuitry involving DLPFC. Theta burst stimulation […]