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For depression: TMS is a treatment for depression. It is very well tolerated and may work when medications do not. In one study, about 60% get better w/ the treatment and about 40% have no symptoms of depression after the treatment. It works by stimulating a part brain which modulates mood, called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. It is beginning to be covered by more insurances. I highly recommend it. ...Read more
Electronarcosis: Soviet psychiatrists would run low voltage electricity through a patient's head to induce a sleep state, but not enough to induce a seizure. They apparently thought it had therapeutic benefit ( at least for the state, until they. Got their electric bill :). It is no longer used. ...Read more
ECT: Course of ECT effective when all other approaches failed or medications contraindicated and severity warrants it. ...Read more
Yes: Ect has been used for many year to treat severe depression. Fortunately, there are now many medication options to treat major depression, however, sometimes the medications do not work or have significant side effects. It is at those times, that doctors recommend ect. Ect also has side effects, but it can be very effective and importantly take effect more quickly than medications. ...Read more
Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?
No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more
Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe and effective. It has been used to study and treat depression since the 1980s. It is given 5 days a week, 20minutes a session, for 4-6 weeks and can be very expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress: A nonepileptic seizure is a movement that looks like a seizure, but has no change on the brain wave study (eeg). A combination of various stressors like school, home, etc. Can do this. Many patients will say they don't feel stressed, but this can be something underneath. Some patients can have both epileptic and nonepileptic seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electromagnetic rx: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. Tms uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why initial Rx?: I have to assume that you were put on Dilantin because of the concern for epilepsy. It would be appropriate to discuss this with your doctor. If you have bad effects from dilantin, there are many new medications that are as good and with much less side effects. It sounds that you need medication, but may benefit from a change. Discuss options with our doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significant hearing/sight disturbances & electric shock type pain in head during EEG hyperventilation. Normal or seizure? Or something else??
See your doctor: Anytime I hear someone say they have significant changes in vision or hearing -- I always advise them to follow up with their physician as soon as possible for evaluation. As these symptoms can be implicated in such a wide variety of conditions - it's the only prudent course of action. Make an appointment ASAP. If symptoms worsen, head to the ER. Hope you feel better & good luck! ...Read more
Does electroconvulsive therapy just induce one shock or is it a continuous shock or multiple shocks?
1 ECT, 1 Shock: However, ECT is effective only as a course of treatment, i.e. A patient may get 6 or more ects (usually 3 days/week) before target symptoms have improved enough to stop the course. ...Read more
Is an aed useful in effectively treatment for sudden cardiac arrest to synchronize cardioversion?
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