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Non-Invasive Treatment May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients.

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health disorders, and a study has found that this non-invasive treatment also may be effective in alleviating multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. Treatment with dTMS involves placing an instrument called a "stimulation H-coil" above the patients head. The coil generates a magnetic field that influences nerve activity and neural circuits in the brain. About 90 percent of people with MS report severe fatigue as a major symptom, and researchers found that MS patients who received six weeks of thrice-weekly sessions of dTMS reported significant reductions in fatigue. The study was published in Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation.

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Title Annotation:FRONTLINE
Publication:Women's Health Advisor
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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