Archive of ‘TMS’ category

Spotlight on Esketamine & Interventional Psychiatry

How do you help someone lost in darkness of deep depression? The loneliness, the emptiness-the hopelessness?             In the field of psychiatry, our first-line treatment usually consists of psychotherapy and medication. Most patients receive benefits and maintain improvement from these treatments. But, for the one-third of patients who are failed by traditional protocol, interventional psychiatry […] Read more…

Three Take-Away’s from the 2019 CTMS Conference to Keep an Eye On

The 2019 CTMS Conference in Vancouver BC was chalk-full of exciting conversations and take-away’s. Amanda Itzkoff, MD of NYC Psychiatry was excited to participate. Here are three exciting developments you may want to keep tabs on in the future: Combination of Ketamine & TMS as a Treatment for TRD There have been rumblings about using […] Read more…

Psychiatrists NYC Now Offers Brainsway dTMS!

dTMS (deep transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a non-invasive form of therapy that is helping treatment-resistant patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  The FDA has recently granted clearance for the use of a new coil developed by BrainsWay specifically for OCD treatment. How dTMS Works Wonders on Treatment Resistant Depression dTMS is part of the TMS family […] Read more…

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…