Interventional Psychiatry (July/August)

Date of Issue: 07/01/2015 | Volume: 13 | Number: 7&8

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

If you haven’t heard the term “interventional psychiatry” yet, you’re so 2014. In this special double issue, we review a veritable alphabet soup of new technologies—from TMS to ECT, from DBS to MST. And we interview the “father” of transcranial magnetic stimulation, Mark George, who gives us a great education on the history and current practice of TMS.

In This Issue

Article

Neurostimulation Devices for Depression: An Overview

Topics: Brain Devices | Depressive Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

When we last reviewed neurostimulation devices 3 years ago, we concluded that there was some promise—but more sizzle than beef. Now there are more devices and more data. But is there more beef? Maybe.

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Article

Fisher Wallace and Alpha-Stim for Depression? Claims vs Evidence

Topics: Brain Devices | Depressive Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

Carly Simon swears by it. The daytime show “The Doctors” gave it a glowing review. Ads for it seem to be invading psychiatrists’ Google search results. We’re talking, of course, about the Fisher Wallace Stimulator and the similarly touted Alpha-Stim device. How do these devices work? Are they actually effective? And where do they fit into the rapidly expanding array of neuromodulators?

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Article

Which TMS Device Should You Buy?

Topics: Brain Devices | Depressive Disorder

So let’s say you’ve decided to take the TMS plunge. With three devices currently FDA cleared, you have some decisions to make. The following table brings together some information you might find useful focusing on the Neronetics and Brainsway devices.

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Expert Q&A

Reflections on the Past and Future of TMS

Topics: Brain Devices | Depressive Disorder

Mark George, MD started working on transcranial magnetic stimulation in 1993. In this interview he discusses the history of TMS and the state of trials and treatment options for patients 20 years later.

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Expert Q&A

The Practice of Interventional Psychiatry

Topics: Brain Devices | Depressive Disorder

Dr. Williams discusses the field of interventional psychiatry from a practical standpoint by outlining the philosophy, practice, and case studies where interventional strategies have been effective.

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Research Update

Mediterranean Diet and Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Topics: Dementia | Research Updates

Review of this study regarding the effects of a Mediterranean diet on age-related cognitive decline: Valis-Pedret C et al, JAMA Intern Med 2015. 11.doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1668. Epub ahead of print.

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