High-Frequency Repetitive TMS for Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Depression
Suicide is a leading cause of death in adolescents worldwide, and nearly 10% of adolescents in the United States attempt suicide each year. TMS, gaining notoriety for its promising efficacy in treating depression in adults, is now being studied for adolescents. This study utilized high-frequency TMS treatments on adolescents struggling with severe treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation, showing a mitigation of suicidal ideation and improvement of depressive symptom severity over the course of 30 treatments.
The Clinical TMS Society Consensus Review and Treatment Recommendations for TMS Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy administered to the left prefrontal cortex is a leading novel treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) patients who have not responded to antidepressant medications. TMS sends bursts of electromagnetic pulses to depolarize the neurons and help them fire appropriately, essentially resetting one’s neurology and treating the root cause neurological imbalances leading to depression symptoms.
The biology, function, and biomedical applications of exosomes
Exosomes are nanoparticles about 1 / 1000th the size of a cell, and can be used therapeutically to perform a variety of intercellular functions that promote optimal health. Some examples of conditions positively impacted by exosome therapy are cancer, neurodegeneration, cardiovascular disease, and excess inflammation.
Attachment styles modulate neural markers of threat and imagery when engaging in self-criticism
Attachment styles hold important downstream consequences for mental health through their contribution to the emergence of self-criticism. Self-criticism has been implicated in depression, anxiety, and social phobia, with substantial evidence showing that it can impede recovery from mental health challenges. This study looks at the neurological differences between secure attachment and avoidant attachment in regards to self-criticism, demonstrating the profoundly positive benefits associated with secure attachment styles for overall mental well-being.