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  • #5515

    Lbouchard619
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    Has anyone tried Theta Burst TMS? They are treatments that take approximately six minutes instead of the forty minute treatments.

    #5518

    colleencasey
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    Lbouchard619
    No I haven’t. Can you give any info on them? Have they been clinically tested and FDA approved? Would be interested in hearing about it.
    Colleen

    #5519

    Lbouchard619
    Participant

    I wish I had more information but I do not. My husband has had two rounds of TMS over the past several years and is going to start a new round of treatments next week. He will be going Neurostar treatments which are the typical forty minute sessions. He does a lot of online research and has been looking into the MagVenture Theta Burst treatments which are so much shorter but has not been able to find much info so I wondered if anyone had tried it and was curious out it worked out.

    #5521

    colleencasey
    Participant

    Lbouchard619
    Below is a website in which a doctor and a university that he works at is identified. You may be able to contact him as he has worked with the machine you are asking about
    http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150828/FDA-approves-MagVenture-MagVita-TMS-Therapy-system-for-treatment-of-Major-Depressive-Disorder.aspx
    The problem with not finding much info on this machine is that it just received FDA approval a year ago this month. It will take time to gather information on the effectiveness and efficacy of treatment. It is frustrating. But it is the methodology used to gather data. Time and info gathering are the critical elements.
    Just wondering if your husband has booster treatments on a regular basis for maintenance as opposed to undergoing (and I am assuming here) a full round of treatments periodically?
    Have a good day.

    #5527

    Lbouchard619
    Participant

    Thank you Colleen for the info. My husband will be starting his third full round of TMS. He did not receive booster treatments which I believe is the reason we have to keep starting over. We have to continually fight with insurance to get treatment and by the time he gets approved he has fallen back so far that he needs a full round. We will not let this happen again. We will fight for the boosters well before they are needed and hopefully this will help.

    #5528

    colleencasey
    Participant

    Yes. That is key according to my doctor. As soon as you recognize that depression is setting in go for treatment. I only need three treatments a year each spring and I am good to go for the year. Others are different. But identifying it early is very helpful. Good luck.

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