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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 ... They recruited 14 students and gave half a blast of sound by holding an ultrasound probe against the side of their head for 30 seconds.

Ultrasound Waves Might Treat Depression, Anxiety

Ultrasound Waves Might Treat Depression, Anxiety

Presently, depression and anxiety patients are often prescribed pills. Thanks to Dr. Stuart Hammeroff at the University of Arizona, pill popping could one day be replaced by ultrasound waves therapy. Writing in the journal Brain Stimulation, Dr. Stuart ...

Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves

Targeting the Brain with Sound Waves

Researchers hope that the technology could provide an alternative to more-invasive techniques, such as deep-brain stimulation (DBS) and vagus nerve stimulation, which are used to treat a growing ... consisting of sound waves with a frequency above 20 ...

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

An ultrasound device designed to produce highly focused sound waves might one day be used to break up stroke-causing blood clots in the brain without surgery ... to remove diseased brain tissue, but treating stroke will require a more delicate hand.

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 ... The rate of side effects was similar to that of traditional brain surgery. The patients were able to leave the hospital the next ...

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