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 therapeutics 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.
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, where 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.