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Case Report: Depression Treated with Deep Brain Focused Ultrasound (2023)

Deep brain stimulation using focused ultrasound leads to rapid remission of severe depression in breakthrough patient case study. Key Facts: Focused ultrasound targeted and suppressed hyperactive areas linked to depression. Stimulation lasted just 64 minutes yet caused depression remission for over 6 weeks. Approach is noninvasive and precisely targeted with no side effects observed. Technology …

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Transcranial Photobiomodulation For Depression: Near-Infrared Light & Laser Therapy

Photobiomodulation involves the targeted administration of light frequencies to modulate biological function for the treatment of medical conditions and/or to expedite healing in the aftermath of a physical injury.  It was Niels Ryberg Finsen who was among the first to showcase the potential of photobiomodulation when he proved that sunlight rays were capable of killing …

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TMS For Cognitive Enhancement (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a technique utilized to stimulate specific regions of the brain via electromagnetic induction.  The regions that receive stimulation typically depend on an individual’s reason for using TMS.  For example, individuals using TMS for the treatment of depression may administer electrical pulses to the left prefrontal cortex, while individuals using TMS …

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TMS For Anxiety Disorders (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

TMS (Transcranial magnetic stimulation) is considered a non-invasive neurostimulation procedure aimed at normalizing brain activity among those with abnormal neurological function.  Individuals diagnosed with psychiatric conditions (e.g. depression) may turn to TMS for relief if standard first-line pharmacological options fail to ameliorate symptoms.  A TMS device works by using pulsed magnetic fields to generate low-grade electrical currents. …

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TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Side Effects & Adverse Reactions (List)

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a neurostimulation technique that uses magnetic field generators (in the form of coils) to emit targeted electrical currents that stimulate the cortex.  TMS is believed to improve neurological functioning via stimulating activity in hypoactive regions of the brain that are contributing to a particular pathology.  For example, individuals with depression …

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) For Depression: An Effective Treatment?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is projected to become the number one global disease burden by 2030.  Present-day statistics suggest that depression affects over 350 million people worldwide.  Among those who are depressed, seeking professional psychiatric treatment is often helpful. An estimated 66% of all individuals who seek treatment are able to …

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