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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.

An 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, an online library of information about psychoactive plants, chemicals, and related topics.

Snap, 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 pictures.

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.