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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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Intranasal Esketamine Succeeds in Depression Trial

Intranasal Esketamine Succeeds in Depression Trial

4-point cut in MADRS scores versus placebo after 4 weeks by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage TodayMay 09, 2018 NEW YORK CITY — Intranasal esketamine paired with an oral antidepressant improved symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, researchers reported here. When compared to intranasal placebo plus an antidepressant, two phase III studies found twice-weekly flexibly-dosed intranasal esketamine added to […]

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Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called “the most important discovery in half a century,” just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug’s fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising new research on Saturday that could raise the drug’s profile as a potential treatment for […]

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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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Music as Medicine: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

Music as Medicine: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

Healing Then and Now With Music Therapeutic uses of music date back to antiquity. Healing shrines in Ancient Greece housed both hymn specialists and physicians.[2] Native American tribes chanted, danced, and played drums to heal illness. And early Christian priests used hymns to ease pain in the sick. Today, scientific studies confirm what the ancients […]

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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 Objective To assess the feasibility, […]

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Scientific American: How Ketamine Relieves Depression

Scientific American: How Ketamine Relieves Depression

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine’s Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression By Simon Makin on March 2, 2018 Ketamine has been called the biggest thing to happen to psychiatry in 50 years, due to its […]

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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 […]