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Harvard Medical School: Feb 23, 2018

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn depression’

Approximately 50% to 60% of people with depression who have tried and failed to receive benefit from medications experience a clinically meaningful response with TMS.

Prevention: Jan 09, 2018

6 Mood-Boosting Foods to Help Soothe SAD This Winter’

Dr. Musher of the TMS Neuro Institute is interviewed by on mood boosting foods that can help manage the effects of seasonal effective disorder. About 5% of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and another 10% to 20% may encounter winter depression in a milder form.

Elsevier, Journal of Anxiety Disorders: Dec 30, 2017

Sleep disturbances in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Association with nonresponse to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)’

The Journal of Anxiety Disorders details a new study which aims to compare sleep disturbances between OCD patients and healthy subjects as well as between rTMS responders and non-responders, and most importantly to determine sleep-related predictors of rTMS non-response.

TG Daily: Dec 13, 2017

‘TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression with Medication’

Through medication and psychotherapy, or talking therapy, most diagnosed depression cases can be controlled. Sometimes, these aids aren’t enough. This is where Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comes in. This alternative form of depression control has been helping those people who can’t take medication, or who find medication doesn’t work for them, find relief from the symptoms of depression.

Reader’s Digest: Nov 28, 2017

The Treatment That Finally Lifted My Depression After Everything Else Failed’

More than 15 million Americans suffer from depression, and more than a third don’t respond to counseling or antidepressants. Nathalie DeGravel tells her story of TMS treatment to Reader’s Digest.

Nasdaq Global Newswire: Nov 28, 2017

TMS Neuro Institute Opens New Offices in Los Angeles Offering Patients Effective Treatment for Depression Without the Use of Drugs’

TMS Neuro Institute, led under the direction of Dr. Gennady Musher, MD, Phd, and Faculty Member at UCLA, has officially opened its doors in Los Angeles. The brand new facility was designed to treat patients in a relaxing setting complete with luxurious treatment rooms and high tech equipment.

Clarion Ledger: Nov 19, 2017

‘TMS Offers Option for Treatment-Resistant Depression’

For more than 30 years, Karr Ayres felt buried alive by depression. Ayres found help with transcranial magnetic stimulation — TMS for short. It uses a magnet field generator to deliver pulses of electric current to the brain to stimulate activity. It’s allowed her to return to church, enjoy her grandchildren and travel with her husband.

Palo Alto Online: Oct 27, 2017

‘Through Stanford brain research, the depressed feel ‘whole’ again’

Though the accelerated version of TMS is new, the therapy itself is not radical. Developed in the late 1980s, Stanford has offered it clinically to patients since the late 1990s, Williams said.

Psychiatry Advisor: Oct 20, 2017

“Maintenance TMS for Treatment-Resistant Depression”

Psychiatry Advisor looks at new studies investigating the efficacy and safety of maintenance TMS following successful acute treatment with TMS or ECT in treatment-resistant unipolar or bipolar depression.

IBT Times: Sep 18, 2017

“Scientists Discover Possible Cure For Fear Of Heights Using VR And Magnetic Brain Stimulation”
IBT Times reports that using a combination of therapies, including TMS, could help people ‘unlearn’ fears and phobias.

National Post: Sep 17, 2017

“New Research Found Antidepressants May Increase Risk Of Early Death”
Canadian Newspaper the National Post reports on new research which suggests antidepressants dispensed by the millions in Canada increase the risk of dying early.

Boston Globe: Sep 12, 2017

“Magnetic Pulses Into The Brain? They’re Actually An Established Treatment For Depression, Now Getting Easier To Find”
Boston Globe reporter Felice J. Freyer explores the growth of TMS treatment and the experiences of some patients using the treatment.

WebMD: Sep 07, 2017

“Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Quiet ‘Voices’ in Schizophrenia”
Health Day Reporter Alan Mozes looks at the use of TMS as a treatment for Schizoprenia as a promising alternative for patients who do not respond to antipsychotics.

National Geographic: Sep 01, 2017

“How Science Is Unlocking The Secrets Of Addiction”
The National Geographic looks at global treatments for addiction, including the use of TMS to treat cocaine addiction.

Medical Xpress: Aug 29, 2017

“Magnetic Stimulation Of The Brain Improved Awareness Of Subject’s Own Cognitive Abilities”
Research from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki suggests understanding brain function might help in the development of new treatments for neuropsychiatric illnesses.

Time: Jul 27, 2017

“A New Hope For Depression”
Time writer Mandy Oaklander speaks to depression sufferers, for whom mainstream treatment isn’t working. Time reports around 12% of Americans take antidepressants, but these treatments don’t work for everyone.

Clinical Psychiatry News: Jul 11, 2017

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Shows Promise In Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Reports from the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America explore the potential of TMS treatment as a potential treatment for autism spectrum symptoms.

Military News: Mar 11, 2017

“VA Uses New Therapy To Treat Depression” reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing TMS as a new option to help fight depression.

Psych Congress Network: Jan 24, 2017

“Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Over the Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Reduced Cravings in Substance Dependent Individuals After 5 Consecutive Daily Treatments”
Findings from a report presented at the 29th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress, held October 21-24, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Psychiatry Advisor: Dec 02, 2016

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression”
Psychiatry Advisor reports on studies from Finland where researchers at Turku University Hospital in Finland assessed the effects of TMS for pain relief and sleep and psychiatric disorders.

New York Post: Oct 27, 2016

“Magnets Cured My Depression”
New York Post journalist Polina Yamshchikov speaks to patients suffering from depression who are undergoing TMS surgery after failing to see improvement with medication.

Providence Business News: Oct 17, 2016

“New Study Will Evaluate Potential Treatment For Frontotemporal Dementia”
Providence Business News reports on Rhode Island studies of TMS as a treatment for Dementia.

Washington Post: Aug 27, 2015

“How Magnets ‘Reset’ Depressed Brains”
The Washington Post reports on how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment works with the use of an electromagnetic coil to deliver small, powerful bursts of energy to targeted areas known to be involved in mood regulation.

Harvard Health: Aug 15, 2015

“Can Brain Stimulation Aid Memory And Brain Health”
Harvard Women’s Health Watch looks at how magnetic fields or mild electric currents may aid learning and help several conditions that affect women in particular.

Yahoo Health: May 25, 2015

“10 Drug-Free Therapies for Depression”
Yahoo Health reports on a study which shows only 30 percent of people with severe depression achieve remission with the first medication prescribed, and looks at alternative drug-free treatments.

US News and World Report: Dec 15, 2014

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: What Is It And Who Needs It?”
Martha Rhodes, author of ‘3,000 Pulses Later’ shares her story of success with TMS treatment with US News & World Report reporter Kirsten Fawcett.

Medscape Medical News: May 24, 2014

“TMS for Resistant Depression: Long-term Results Are In”
Medscape Medical News looks at the long-term results from the use of TMS treatment for sufferers of resistant depression.

Time: May 13, 2013

“Doctors Treat Depression With Brain Magnets”
Time reports that 20-40% of people cannot tolerate the side effects or do not benefit from antidepressants and looks at the latest advances in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative.

PsychiatricAdvisor: May 20, 2006

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder”
Psychiatric Advisor reports that up to half of individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder do not respond to first-line treatment and looks at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative.