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Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation FDA Approved for Treatment Refractory Depression
Trans cranial magnetic stimulation which works in a similar manner to ECT but appears to have a safer long term side effect profile was recently FDA approved:
http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/brain-and-behavior/2009/07/15/brain-stimulation-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation.html
For people who have treatment refractory depression and are being considered as a candidate for ECT they could inform their provider about this option as well.
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I am going to be undergoing TMS in January, so we'll see how it works!
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Yes. Best of luck. Keep us updated.
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I also know its in the early stages of research for tardive dyskinesia so once it makes it through the studies I will most probably undergo it at that point depending on what my neurologist states but they are interested in the idea but need to see further research in this area.
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