Does Brain Stimulation Work Better Than Medication?

This video is about the devices and procedures we use in psychiatry to treat certain illnesses. We call these neuromodulation devices. There are called this because they work by directly stimulating the brain to get their effect. The devices or procedures I’m talking about today are transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS, electroconvulsive therapy or ECT, vagus nerve stimulation or VNS, neurofeedback and trigeminal nerve stimulation system or eTNS.

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References
Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled, Pilot Study of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

McGough, James J. et al. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , Volume 58 , Issue 4 , 403 – 411.e3

Carpenter LL et al, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for major depression: a multisite, naturalistic, observational study of acute treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Depress Anxiety 2012;29(7): 587–596

Marzbani H, Marateb HR, Mansourian M. Neurofeedback: A Comprehensive Review on System Design, Methodology and Clinical Applications. Basic Clin Neurosci. 2016;7(2): 143–158.

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