Archive for Author: WBMA

Tic treatments

OVERVIEW As discussed in the previous post, not all individuals with tics need medical treatment. When tics cause pain, interfere with daily activities, disrupt the classroom, or affect social functioning, treatment should be considered. Several treatment options are available....

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What are Tics?

TICS DEFINED Tics are repetitive and stereotyped movements or vocalizations. Stereotyped means that the movements or vocalizations follow one or more patterns. For example, some individuals with tics will have a hand flapping movement that is typical for them;...

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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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