Archive for Author: WBMA

TMS: Chose your type

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy that has four different subtypes, or modalities. That is, there are four different manners in which TMS is administered. The four methods are: 1) Single-pulse TMS, 2) Repetitive...

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How exactly does TMS work?

Contrary to the name, transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS is actually a type of neuromodulation rather than stimulation. That is, when TMS therapy is administered, the goal is to change, or modulate brain function by either stimulating or inhibiting...

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TMS: Truths and Myths

The thought of having your brain stimulated may bring some feelings of uncertainly, but let’s clarify the facts about TMS. While not an exhaustive list, below are some clarifications for some of the most common misconceptions about TMS: Misconception:...

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CONCUSSION 101

The goal of this post is to describe what a concussion is. Future posts will discuss specific concussion features. WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? The American Academy of Neurology defines a concussion as “a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced alteration...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POTS AND PANIC

Hyperventilation can be defined as breathing too heavily or too fast. Some patients with POTS hyperventilate when they stand. When this happens, patients might feel as if they cannot catch their breath or cannot relax their breathing. Panic-like symptoms...

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Non-Medicine Treatments of POTS

This post focuses on some of the non-medicine treatments of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and why they are effective. When we stand, gravity pulls blood down, away from the heart. Since blood must return to the heart in order...

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POSTURAL TACHYCARDIA SYNDROME (POTS) 101

Improved recognition of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) over the past decade has led to more diagnoses – and more questions. The goal of this post is to provide a brief introduction to POTS, define some of the terms, and...

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