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Study Shows NeuroStar TMS Therapy(R) Improved Key Elements of Cognition in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

... Unlike electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), NeuroStar TMS Therapy Is Not Associated With Memory Loss ... depression treatments, such as some classes of medications. Most notably, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), while extremely effective, has high rates of cognitive ...

Antidepressants aid electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression

... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Combining antidepressant drugs with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job of reducing symptoms of severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to a new study ...

Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

... suffering from depression get no relief from psychotherapy and/or medication. About 70 percent of these "non-responders" can, however, benefit from electroconvulsive therapy. But many of these will later relapse, and there's still the group of individuals who fail all treatments. For this trial, a dozen ...

Promising results in deep brain stimulation for patients with treatment-resistant depression

... the patient. Only patients who were unable to get better with most other types of antidepressant treatment including medication, psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy were included in the study. "In previous studies using brain imaging, we found the subcallosal cingulate region was a key region in an ...

New form of ECT is as effective as older types but without cognitive side effects

... Philadelphia, PA, May 27, 2008 - In a study appearing in the new issue of BRAIN STIMULATION, scientists report that a new form of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is just as effective as older forms in treating depression but without any of the cognitive side effects found in the older forms. In ...

Study shows new strategy for developing antidepressants

... in a difficult to treat group, meaning individuals who had not responded to other treatments including psychotherapy, traditional antidepressants or electroconvulsive therapy. This group did not attempt all treatment options, like medication. Researchers treated the depressed patients intravenously with ketamine, a ...

Antidepressant drugs best for treating Depression

... treatment for moderate to severe depression is antidepressant and electroconvulsive therapy. // Though there are various reports finding links between use of ... options available for treating depression is antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive ....

Implanting Electrodes in the Brain Could Help Treat Severe Depression

... implanted the system into three individuals who experienced major depression and who had not responded to other treatments, including drugs of electroconvulsive therapy. All the patients reported that they sensed no sensations when the stimulator was turned on. They also reported that they felt no ...

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Works To Treat Severe Depression

... to be effective, he added. ‘This is very different from the delays we see with existing treatments for depression, including pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT),’ Dr. Conway said. ‘The biggest changes in the brain that we're noting occur between 12 and 24 months after patients began receiving ...

Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Depression

... levels of p11 protein in both cases. On the other hand, p11 levels increased in rats and mice that were treated with anti-depressant medications or electroconvulsive therapy. To further test the connection, the researchers genetically engineered two strains of mice: one that produced more p11 than normal ...

FDA Approved Nerve-Stimulation Therapy Now Available In New York

... every year and more than 4 million people do not respond to conventional treatment such as psychotherapy, antidepressant medications, and even electroconvulsive therapy. Nearly half of patients with an average of 25 years of major depressive disorder and multiple treatment trials realized some clinical ...
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