Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied to the left prefrontal cortex can improve episodic memory performance by reducing the power of low frequency of brain waves during memory formation.
Researchers apply DOT neuroimaging to patients receiving repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for depression to better understand the effectiveness of the brain stimulation for the treatment of the disorder.
Applying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to the prefrontal cortex helps improve performance in working memory tasks for both young and older subjects. The findings could provide a potential new treatment option for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related problems.
According to researchers, 40% of people with treatment resistant depression who received rTMS no longer had suicidal thoughts following treatment.
Researchers report intermittent theta burst stimulation can help to alleviate the symptoms of major depressive disorder. 49% of patients who received the treatment reported a significant decrease in symptoms, with 32% reporting remission of depression.
Using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, researchers report they are able to strengthen or weaken the processing of negative emotions.
Researchers report repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation can help to reverse some of the signs of Alzheimer's disease. So long as patients receive the treatments, cognitive decline appears to halt and, in some cases, cognitive abilities improve.
Researchers use transcranial magnetic stimulation to help reduce key symptoms of bulimia.