• New neuroimaging technique studies brain stimulation for depression

    4 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Despite increased use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in psychiatry, the rates at which patients respond to the therapy and experience remission of often-disabling symptoms have been modest at best. Now, a team of psychiatrists and biomedical engineers applied an emerging functional neuroimaging technology, known as diffuse optical tomography , to better understand how rTMS works so they can begin to improve the brain stimulation procedure's effectiveness in treating depression.
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  • Neuroimaging technology used to study how brain stimulation works for treatment of depression

    4 days ago - By News Medical

    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression.
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