Monday, April 14, 2014

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a form of brain stimulation therapy. It uses magnetic pulses instead of electricity to activate parts of the brain. Developed in 1985, rTMS has been studied as a possible therapy for depression. It may also be applied for other neurological and psychological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroketinnitusobsessive-compulsive disorder, and dystonia. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Association approved rTMS as a treatment for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants.
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