The cutting edge nature of the field is well served by this impressive feat. Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Psychiatry, Published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. serves as a force for unification as well. The editors if this relatively slim (270 pp.), yet impressively comprehensive volume have brought to gather many of the international leading lights in the field. The well-researched and referenced chapters offer back ground on the basic physics and the electrophysiology behind the use of TMS.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Psychiatryby Mark S. George
This book describes a technology that allows physicians to focally stimulate the brain in awake adults through a non-invasive procedure. It is an accessible and authoritative review of TMS, explaining how the procedure works and then outlining its use in a wide range of situations -- notably in depression, but also in other conditions ranging.See more details below
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This book describes a technology that allows physicians to focally stimulate the brain in awake adults through a non-invasive procedure. It is an accessible and authoritative review of TMS, explaining how the procedure works and then outlining its use in a wide range of situations -- notably in depression, but also in other conditions ranging.
Description: This book considers the history, mechanisms, physics, and administration of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); basic neurophysiological studies; and the therapeutic application of TMS. It also discusses brain imaging techniques to decipher its mechanism of action and future directions.
Purpose: Given the completely novel therapy TMS represents, the book provides the necessary background in anticipation of FDA approval for treatment of depression.
Audience: Practitioners in psychiatry and neurology and resident trainees are the intended audience. The editors and contributors have international status in this area.
Features: The book covers critical issues beginning with a concise and clearly written overview. It also emphasizes important differences between TMS and ECT and how TMS may fit into a treatment algorithm with other emerging somatic therapies such as vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). While TMS is generally well tolerated, the editors appropriately note the need for more information about adverse effects with chronic exposure.
Assessment: Practical issues of administering TMS are well covered and underscore the need for a training and certification process. A discussion is included on the management of an inadvertent seizure, which is uncommon but obviously a serious event. The chapter on basic neurophysiology considers the impact on brain connectivity and excitability but is not as critical for practitioners, serving more as a reference source. Therapeutic application of TMS appropriately emphasizes its use for depression with shorter discussions on neurological disorders, mania, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Discussions also cover combining TMS with imaging to explore how it affects the brain and how the brain mediates behavior. The authors even envision the possibility of an "MRI/TMS machine" which could provide unprecedented research and therapeutic options. While the writing is uneven and overly technical in some discussions, this is a unique compendium which provides the necessary background to use TMS therapeutically and a fascinating glimpse into future applications.
- American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
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- File size:
- 5 MB
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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