Posted by twinleaf on September 18, 2010, at 19:55:39
In reply to Re: rTMS experience or knowledge please, posted by Roslynn on September 18, 2010, at 18:30:55
The idea behind TMS is that you can stimulate a small part of the brain directly (about one and a half cm.), and because those parts in turn stimulate other deeper parts, achieve the same thing with a treatment where you remain awake as you can with traditional
ECT, which stimulates the whole brain all at once. Because the seizure ECT causes would be dangerous if patients were awake, they are anesthetized very briefly.