• 07 SEP 14
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    About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    NeuroStar TMS Therapy is a new treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. TMS stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.” TMS Therapy is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office, under his or her supervision,

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    • 07 SEP 14
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    High Doses of rTMS Rapidly Reduce Suicidal Thoughts

    High doses of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to the left prefrontal cortex of the brains of suicidal inpatients reduced suicidal thoughts by half after just one day of treatment, according to a study published in Brain Stimulation. Researchers tested the potential acute care treatment for suicidality on veterans in suicidal crisis at the Ralph H.

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    • 07 SEP 14
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    Treating Depression

    Treating Depression

    Depression symptoms are most often treated with antidepressant medications. It is believed that antidepressant medications work by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. These changes have a positive effect on mood and reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, treating major depression is sometimes more complicated and requires more than antidepressants. Although antidepressants

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    • 07 SEP 14
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    Depression

    Depression

    Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year1. Often a debilitating disorder, depression results in a persistent state of sadness or loss of interest or pleasure which interferes with an individual’s thoughts, behavior, mood, and physical health. In 2000, the economic burden of depression was estimated at $83.1

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