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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Zapping the Blues:
Magnetic therapy for depression enters widespread trials
Gregory T. Huang, MIT's Technology Review, March 2004
"Magnetic brain stimulation has been used experimentally for years. Mark
George, a neurologist and psychiatrist,...says that in a number of limited
trials the technique helped severely depressed patients--though modestly and
for short periods. ...Magnetic therapies have only recently entered
large-scale human testing in the United States."
An introduction to the
physical basis and clinical use of TMS
Matthew Kirkcaldie, Ph.D. student at the University of Tasmania.
A bright spot
on the horizon: Transcranial magnetic stimulation in psychiatry
Matthew Kirkcaldie and Saxby Pridmore, Open Mind (the journal of the
Tasmanian Association for Mental Health). Described as a “layman’s
introduction” to TMS.
in-depth informational brochure on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation (rTMS), written and provided by the rTMS Committee of
International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN).
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: An Introduction
Grant Balfour (v1.0, May 6, 2002) for erowid.org, an online library of
information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related topics.
Crackle, and Feel Good?
Magnetic fields that map the brain may also treat its disorders
John Travis, Science News, Vol. 158, no. 13. Sept. 23, 2000.
An brief informational sheet on TMS from University of Nottingham, UK.
A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) project between the
Surgical Planning Laboratory (SPL), MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,
and Department of Anaesthesia. The site provides two clear, descriptive
Informational answers to
questions about Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS),
by Mindcare Centres.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Hamilton County, asked
Juliet Goldman, M.D., Ziad Nahas, M.D., and Mark S. George, M.D., of the
Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University
of South Carolina, Charleston, “What
is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?” The site provides a summary
of their response to the question.