Treatment of chronic stress and depression at the medical center "MEDEUS"

The medical center "Medeus" provides treatment for:

  • depressive states
  • panic attacks
  • chronic fatigue syndrome, burnout syndrome
  • post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • Parkinson's disease
  • alcohol and drug addiction

using transcranial magnetic stimulation. The program used is available only at our center.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, painless technique widely used to stimulate brain structures. Stimulation is aimed at changing the functional state of the structures that are targeted by the exposure. During the procedure, nerve conduction improves, the number of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and others, increases. Already from the first procedure, patients notice mood improvement, sleep normalization, and improvement in vision.

There are two types of TMS: by single stimulus and rhythmic TMS (rTMS) with a focus on the excitatory effect (> 1 Hz) and inhibitory effect (<1 Hz).

The use of TMS is based on Faraday's concept of electromagnetic induction (1831).  In 1986, Jean Arsene d'Arsonval was able to induce visual sensations developing in a person without exposure to light on the eyes for the first time. And already in 2008, the US Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it as a treatment for adults with monopolar depressive disorder in whom pharmacological treatment of the last exacerbation with antidepressants in adequate doses did not have the desired effect.

Treatment with rTMS is performed daily. The total number of sessions equals the total number of treatment days or the treatment course duration. The effect is noticeable after 5 sessions. The initial course of treatment is 5-10 days, but in many cases, longer treatment is required up to 15-30 days (3-4 weeks). The course is selected by the doctor after preparatory individual diagnosis for each patient.

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