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What’s the Difference between dTMS and rTMS?

rTMS is the Predecessor of dTMS In short, rTMS or “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” is the predecessor of dTMS (“deep  transcranial magnetic stimulation”). rTMS uses a figure-eight coil to create a magnetic field within the brain which penetrates up to 1.5 cm. rTMS is called “repetitive” because it sends more than one pulse to the […] Read more…

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“Deep” TMS – Another Drug-Free Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder

Psychiatry is constantly evolving and one of the truly exciting aspects of being a practitioner is following new developments and research, particularly in the realm of depression and related disorders. Major Depressive Disorders (MDDs) have been identified as the second leading cause of disabilities by the World Health Organization. In other words, it is urgent […] Read more…

A Non-invasive & FDA Approved Treatment for Treatment Resistant Depression

Meet rTMS: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation One treatment modality gaining favor in the Psychiatric care world is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( rTMS ).  TMS is part of a group of treatments called Interventional Psychiatry that also include ketamine therapy and ECT. Approved by the FDA in 2008, rTMS is a safe, non-invasive neuromodulation therapy directed […] Read more…