Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

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Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

Dr. Dan Caplin of Suttle Street Clinic and TMS Durango uses the Magstim rTMS Therapy machine to administer transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments, which usually last about 45 minutes.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to relieve the symptoms of depression. The BraiNet placement cap helps target the pulses. Patients are awake and alert during the procedure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved transcranial magnetic stimulation in 2008 for the treatment of depression.
Dr. Dan Caplin says research has shown that 35 percent of patients treated with TMS are cured of depression and no longer require medication. Another 35 percent see their symptoms go into remission.

Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

Dr. Dan Caplin of Suttle Street Clinic and TMS Durango uses the Magstim rTMS Therapy machine to administer transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments, which usually last about 45 minutes.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to relieve the symptoms of depression. The BraiNet placement cap helps target the pulses. Patients are awake and alert during the procedure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved transcranial magnetic stimulation in 2008 for the treatment of depression.
Dr. Dan Caplin says research has shown that 35 percent of patients treated with TMS are cured of depression and no longer require medication. Another 35 percent see their symptoms go into remission.
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