High-Frequency, Deep TMS Offers Novel Approach to OCD

PHILADELPHIA ― High-frequency deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) that targets signaling pathways involved in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is showing promise as a novel approach for the treatment of this challenging disorder, new research shows. “OCD unfortunately is a very disabling disorder for many of the people who have it, and about half of patients…

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Brain Stimulation Targets Impulses Associated With Eating Disorders, Could Be Major For Anorexia Treatment

Anorexia is a serious mental illness that comes with dangerous consequences. It’s also more common than we realize: Twenty million women and 10 million men will suffer an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. The most popular form of treatment, talk therapy, is successful 20-30 percent…

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New brain mapping model could improve effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation

Brain researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new brain mapping model which could improve the success rate of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in treating conditions including depression, neuropathic pain, and stroke. The model helps pinpoint target sites during TMS, a procedure that uses magnetic fields to…

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