Stimulating the brain with magnetic fields can help relieve the symptoms of depression in some people, but scientists haven’t been sure precisely why it works. A new study offers some insight: The process reverses brain signals going in the wrong direction.
These neural streams of activity going in the wrong direction could also be used as a way of diagnosing depression in the future, according to the team behind the study.
Officially known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), the treatment is non-invasive, can be personalized to each patient, and has received regulatory approval….
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