Transcranial magnetic stimulation- anybody know anything about this/had experience??

Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by gxblu44, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. gxblu44

    gxblu44 Member

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation/MY00185/

    Definition
    By Mayo Clinic staff
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be tried when other depression treatments haven't worked.

    With transcranial magnetic stimulation, a large electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet used in transcranial magnetic stimulation creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression.

    Because transcranial magnetic stimulation is a relatively new depression treatment, more studies are needed to determine how effective it is, which treatment techniques work best and whether it has any long-term side effects
     
  2. poisonedresistance

    poisonedresistance Well-Known Member

    Re: Transcranial magnetic stimulation- anybody know anything about this/had experienc

    through what little research ive done ive found that magnetics of any kind are often the cause of symptoms. these things are early in their trials and im not sure id want to be a guinea pig. dont fancy being a statistic xx
    there are none invasive techniques which can be used to help the flow of energies in the body.
     
  3. AlienBeing

    AlienBeing Well-Known Member

    Re: Transcranial magnetic stimulation- anybody know anything about this/had experienc

    I did TMS. It reduced my depression from severe to moderate but wouldn't do any more that that. It's a simple, noninvasive, painless procedure. It's worth a try if drugs haven't worked. 1/3 of people with treatment resistant depression reach remission with it. It is no longer an experimental technique. It has been approved as a treatment and is in clinical use in many places. They are still studying how to make it even more effective by say, using antideppresants with it or different types of stimulation so you may still be able to find clinical trials on it at clinicaltrials.gov and get it for free. It is not currently covered by OHIP in Ontario and costs about 7000 dollars for a 6 week course.