Posted by Pfinstegg on November 12, 2004, at 20:54:56
In reply to Re: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Dan Pe, posted by Dan Perkins on November 12, 2004, at 18:17:32
Well, I've probably been googling it longer than you have! Also, the doctor who gave it to me, Dr. Mark Hutto of Atlanta, was a wonderful source of information, and loved to give me reprints about it. He's got a large number of patients who have been helped by it, and who come to Atlanta from all over for maintenance. It's been helpful in about 64% of the people he has tried it on.
He always says that ECT is a more powerful treatment than TMS. For the people who need ECT, he starts there, but tries to switch them to TMS once they are better, as memory isn't affected, and quality of life and safety is so much greater.
Be sure to let us know how your trial proceeds. And best of luck!