Tuesday, October 21, 2008

FDA Approves NeuroStar TMS Therapy for Depression


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PsychCentral reports the FDA has approved NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for treatment of depression.

TMS Treatment for Depression Gains FDA Approval
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) utilizes an electromagnet placed on the scalp that generates magnetic field pulses roughly the strength of an MRI scan. The magnetic pulses pass through the skin and skull, stimulating the underlying cerebral cortex.
TMS also has been studied as a therapy for migraine and headache prevention.

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