Neuromagnetic Linkage of TMS for the treatment of ADHD
Many studies are showing the positive effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for the treatment of a variety of psychiatric disorders. TMS Therapy has already been proven effective in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, now ADHD is making the headlines in other uses for TMS Therapy. South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center in Hewlett, NY is opening its eye to alternate uses for this new innovative treatment method.
Research at Arizona State University is now showing that pulsed electromagnetic energy, like those used in TMS Therapy, may be a good alternative for other brain disorders such as ADHD. The targeted pulses of TMS Therapy would stimulate the neurons to increase nerve activity. ADHD is shown to respond from treatments that stimulate dopamine receptors. By stimulating the entire neuron the dopamine is efficiently and expertly stimulated.
TMS is an ideal method to see the maturation process of motor pathways since it clearly excites the corticomotoneuronal system involved in ADHD. Findings demonstrate a delay in the maturation process of this system in patients with ADHD. By stimulating these pathways we can further the process of development.
Studies published on medscape.com by Strafella et al show that TMS applied to the left mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex induced the release of dopamine as a consequence of direct stimulation. This increase dopamine concentration is shown to decrease symptoms of ADHD.
Studies already show the benefit of increased dopamine in the treatment of ADHD. Now there is an alternative to medication treatment for patients with ADHD. TMS has no adverse side effects and is safe and effective. TMS requires no sedation and is performed on an outpatient basis. Here on long island in Hewlett, New York; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is offered at South Shore Neuropsychiatric Center under the medical direction of Edward Fruitman MD. It is performed by licensed professionals and prescribed by a psychiatrist. Please contact us at www.southshoretms.comor at 516-295-4867 for more information.
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