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Take transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This noninvasive therapy uses magnetic fields to increase brain activity, and exciting new research shows it may alleviate depression in even the toughest of cases and may even treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s, insomnia, and memory loss.

Sanders Burstein
(603) 577-4020
21 E Hollis St
Nashua, NH
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(603) 883-2226
30 Dearborn St
Nashua, NH
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(978) 746-7778
585 Merrimack St
Lowell, MA
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Jonathan Paul Harding
(978) 250-6000
228 Billerica Rd
Chelmsford, MA
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Richard John Wolfe, MD
200 Groton Rd
Ayer, MA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1999

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(603) 891-2161
387 E Dunstable Rd
Nashua, NH
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Kye Young Kim, MD
(540) 982-2463
295 Varnum Ave
Lowell, MA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
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Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1976

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(207) 834-3101
9 Acton Rd
Chelmsford, MA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Medical School: Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
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James Anthony Stauber, MD
(718) 226-9000
82 Stowell Rd
Bedford, NH
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1997

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(603) 645-5977
143 High Ridge Rd
Manchester, NH
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Medical School: Mp Shah Med Coll, Saurashtra Univ, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
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Magnetic Personality

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By Linda Childers

Most types of magnet therapy sound like snake oil. A spam email, obscure website, or glowing advertisement promises that magnets will cure all your ailments, restore your youth, and do everything but your taxes. But not all of the magnet therapies are bogus. Take transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This noninvasive therapy uses magnetic fields to increase brain activity, and exciting new research shows it may alleviate depression in even the toughest of cases and may even treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s, insomnia, and memory loss.

During TMS therapy, doctors place a device containing a magnetic coil on your head, which generates magnetic pulses that travel to specific areas of your brain and create an electric current. This appears to activate the neurons there, although researchers haven’t figured out the exact mechanism yet. The procedure takes about 20 to 45 minutes, and you usually receive daily sessions for several weeks.

Metal coils and magnetic pulses may seem, well, strange. But many physicians—including Mark George, MD, a distinguished professor of psychiatry and radiology and director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Research and Brain Stimulation Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina—view TMS as a safe and effective way of relieving depression. “In our research, we’ve found that many people with depression who don’t respond to talk therapy and/or medications do respond to TMS,” George says. “One of the benefits of TMS is its unprecedented accuracy, which allows physicians to target the front area of a patient’s brain, an area associated with mood regulation.” By stimulating brain functions and chemical activity, George says, TMS effectively “jump-starts” the mood- regulating parts of the brain and significantly improves the condition of depressed patients.

Beyond Prozac

It certainly had that effect on Susan Morris, 49, of Camden, South Carolina. She had suffered from depression for many years and had tried talk therapy and various antidepressants, including Effexor, Wellbutrin, and Celexa, without success. “The medications either didn’t work, or they quit working after a short period of time,” she says. Last year, after a two-year bout of severe depression, Morris found herself on a downward spiral. “In October of 2007, I went through a period of depression when I feared I would hit rock bottom and not be able to get back up,” she says.

George, a pioneer in the field of TMS, suggested Morris undergo a series of half-hour TMS treatments over the course of three days. The results were immediate: Her depression lifted a day or two after the treatments. Others have had similar experiences. A 2007 study published in Biological Psychiatry, for example, looked at more than 300 people with severe depression and for whom antidepressants hadn’t worked. Half of the group received five TMS treatments a week, each session lasting 35 minutes. The other half of the group received placebo tre...

Author: Linda Childers

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