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Sound Waves Could Treat Depression

Sound Waves Could Treat Depression

Sound Waves Could Treat Depression

Presently, drugs are by far the most widely used method to treat depression. The bad news is that, more often than we'd want them to, depression drugs go hand in hand with noteworthy side effects. According to scientists at the University of Arizona, a new ...

The blast of sound that could help beat depression by stimulating cells governing mood

The blast of sound that could help beat depression by stimulating cells governing mood

Treating the brain with sound waves could be a radical new treatment for depression. New research shows short bursts of ultrasound (sound waves above the range of human hearing), at just 30 seconds a time, appear to boost mood and ease anxiety. Volunteers ...

Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves

Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves

Ultrasound waves, currently used in medicine for prenatal scans and other diagnostic purposes, could one day be used as a noninvasive ... TMS is used to treat clinical depression, but it can only target the more superficial parts of the brain.

Researchers use sound waves to treat shin splints

Researchers use sound waves to treat shin splints

IT IS A painful condition, which plagues runners, but an effective treatment could be within reach ... so it may be the answer to shin splints too. He said shock wave therapy worked by sending sound waves into the leg, prompting a healing reaction in ...

Sound Waves For Brain Waves

Sound Waves For Brain Waves

Vagus nerve stimulation is used to treat epilepsy and severe depression; deep brain stimulation ... power represents a sweet spot where the sound readily penetrates the skull and affects brain cells. The sound waves temporarily knock open the cells ...

A magnetic helmet that could help treat depression

A magnetic helmet that could help treat depression

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved a helmet that treats depression using " wait for it " magnets. It might sound like weird science ... And doctors think it could do much more. Clinical trials are already under way to determine ...

Using Brain Waves to Help Treat Depression

Using Brain Waves to Help Treat Depression

The testing takes about 15 minutes and could help people suffering from depression find fast relief. In the study researchers used a customized version of quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) to study brainwave patterns. Brain waves are measured by a ...

Busting Blood Clots with Sound Waves

Busting Blood Clots with Sound Waves

Clot buster: High-intensity focused ultrasound in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, pictured here, has the potential to pinpoint the location of a stroke-causing blood clot and break it up with sound waves ... but treating stroke will require ...

Sound Waves as Effective as Brain Surgery at Treating Essential Tremor

Sound Waves as Effective as Brain Surgery at Treating Essential Tremor

Scalpel-free surgery using focused sound waves appears to be as effective in treating essential tremor as traditional ... Elias was able to target a highly precise location, and he could actually determine the effects of the procedure before creating ...

Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

There is an urgent need for new approaches to treating brain tumors. With its ability to noninvasively and accurately target and destroy diseased areas while sparing healthy adjacent brain tissue, focused ultrasound could be the breakthrough that patients ...

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