Expert Q&A

An Update on Neuromodulation Techniques for Older Adults

Topics: Anxiety | Deep brain stimulation (DBS) | Dementia | Depression | ECT | Electroconvulsive therapy | magnetic seizure therapy (MST) | mild cognitive impairment | Neuromodulation | Obsessive compulsive disorder/OCD | Personality Disorders | SAINT protocol | Theta burst stimulation | TMS | Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

CGPR: One of the more interesting neuromodulation interventions is magnetic seizure therapy (MST). How does it work? Dr. Lisanby: MST is an investigational form of treatment for depression. Similar to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), MST induces seizures with the intention of therapeutic benefit, but the big difference between MST and ECT is how the se

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