New Approaches to Treat Neurological and Psychiatric problem

michigan-brainPrimary types of neuromodulation techniques used in psychiatry and new approaches to treat neurological and psychiatric problem.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): There are currently 2 different TMS coils that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the acute treatment of depressed patients who have failed to respond to at least 1 antidepressant medication. Interventional psychiatrists need to understand the fundamental principles behind TMS and demonstrate competency in the delivery and programming of TMS paradigms. A recent multisite, naturalistic, observational study of acute treatment outcomes in clinical practice[2] demonstrated greater than 50% efficacy in sicker populations using TMS.

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