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TMS for Perinatal Depression

TMS for Perinatal Depression

By Paul Croarkin, DO, Research Committee Co-chair and Philip Janicak, MD, Research Committee Member Introduction Perinatal depressions are serious, debilitating conditions which are often under-recognized; and, even when properly diagnosed, often sub-optimally treated.  Notably, they can contribute to problematic maternal behaviors such as substance use, poor self-care, non-adherence to prenatal care, and a heightened risk for […]

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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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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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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 […]