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Brainsway Deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)Gets FDA Approval for the Treatment of Depression

Posted Jan 09 2013 8:02pm

The treatment is for patients who fail to respond to therapeuticsimage during a depression episode.  I wrote about the clinical trial back in 2008 when it received the approval to begin from the FDA.  Well if it works for a patient then there’s less pills to take.   The device already has the European CE mark from a few months ago.



Brainsway gets FDA nod for device trial – Another Device for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


This video is interesting to listen to a man in the UK who received the treatment and he’s getting his treatment right on the video, oh the one sound is a little strange, sounds like a jack hammer.  He says it is working for him.  With depression rising due to a lot of economic conditions maybe we will all be getting our brains zapped regularly:)  BD



Brainsway, a publicly traded Israeli company, has an exclusive license for the technology from the National Institutes of Health, whereimage its two Israeli scientific co-founders developed it. Their device is already approved in Europe for clinical depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia (negative symptoms), Parkinson’s diseases and PTSD. Clinical trials are underway to test how well brain-zapping electromagnets could work to treat a huge range of ailments including cocaine addiction, Tourette's syndrome, Alzheimer's, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, even ADHD.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3004658/fda-approves-magnetic-helmet-treating-depression

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