This article in the Columbian Health Reporter details Todd Walker’s, a middle aged man suffering from major depressive disorder, experience with FDA-approved transcranial magnetic stimulation. Read the article here.
The Washington Post reports that magnetic pulses from a device applied to the head appear to “reset” the brains of depressed patients, according to a new study from the United Kingdom. The circuitry in a part of the right prefrontal cortex is known to be too active in depressed patients, causing excessive rumination and self absorption and impaired attention. When the TMS was applied to healthy subjects in this study, the activity in that region slowed.
From The New York Times, how a new treatment called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, can help treat depression. Read the Story