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2013

DRUGS TO LIFT DEPRESSION IN HOURS RATHER THAN WEEKS

By Andrea Petersen The hunt is on for a faster-acting, more effective antidepressant. Current treatments for depression, including drugs like Prozac and Celexa, often take a month or more to give patients relief—and they don’t work for everyone. Now, researchers and several...
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TREATMENT RESISTANT DEPRESSION STUDY

Study on Neuron Regeneration for Treatment Resistant Depression Overview: The standard of care for clinical depression has significant limitations: traditional drugs that focus on monoamine neurotransmitters can take several weeks to be effective, and many patients never respond...
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TMS POSSIBLE TREATMENT FOR COCAINE ADDICTION

WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) — Rats addicted to cocaine lost the craving when researchers used laser light to stimulate a specific part of their brains. The same team of scientists also used the laser technique to trigger new cocaine addictions in rats. They say the...
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Magnetic Brain Stimulation — TMS — Can Improve Memory in Schizophrenia

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 13, 2013 PsychCentral Those with schizophrenia are often functionally limited by mental or cognitive impairments. Memory, attention, IQ, and verbal and motor skills are often disrupted, and these...
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Can Repetitive Magnetic Stimulation Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia? Pilot Data from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Mera S. Barr, Faranak Farzan, Tarek K. Rajji, Aristotle N. Voineskos, Daniel M. Blumberger, Tamara Arenovich, Paul B. Fitzgerald, Zafiris J. Daskalakis Background Working memory represents a core cognitive domain that is impaired in schizophrenia for which there are currently no...
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Machine ‘zaps migraines away’

Harborough Mail- Published on 04/03/2010 16:48 A handheld device could ‘zap away’ headaches according to several newspapers. They say that the device, which delivers a magnetic pulse to the back of the head, could be an alternative to drug treatments for sufferers. The news is...
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PTSD: THE SOLDIER’S PRIVATE WAR-TMS AS A TREATMENT OPTION

Samuel Pepys was a member of parliament and a high-ranking figure in the Admiralty, where he was instrumental in strengthening the Royal Navy, but he is best remembered as a diarist. His account of the Great Fire of London, which razed the area where the city – the financial...
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TRANSCRANIAL STIMULATION IMPROVES SYMPTOMS OF TOURETTE’S

By Helen Albert, Senior medwireNews Reporter-A month of daily transcranial magnetic stimulation targeting the supplemental motor area (SMA) results in lasting improvements in symptoms of Tourette syndrome, show study findings. “Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)…...
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HAND USE IMPROVED AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY WITH NONINVASIVE STIMULATION

ScienceCodex- By using noninvasive stimulation, researchers were able to temporarily improve the ability of people with spinal cord injuries to use their hands. The findings, reported on November 29th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, hold promise in treating...
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