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Combined rTMS-psychotherapy effective treatment for depression

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Combined rTMS and psychotherapy an effective treatment for depression [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen (The Netherlands), November, 16th 2017 – Magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) combined with concurrent psychotherapy seems more effective, then either alone, as was just published in the international journal ‘Brain Stimulation’ based on a study in 196 patients. After an average of 21 sessions, 66% of patients with treatment resistant depression responded well to treatment, with a lasting effect after 6 months in 65% of this group. rTMS an effective add-on for psychotherapy A large study by Donse, Padberg, Sack, Rush and Arns 1), carried out in...

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Brainclinics active at Brain Stimulation conference in Barcelona

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brainclinics active at Brain Stimulation conference in Barcelona [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Researchers from research institute Brainclinics will present new data at the Brain Stimulation conference in Barcelona. Tabitha Iseger will present data that validate the proof-of-concept behind the new Neuro-Cardiac-Guided TMS (NCG-TMS) approach. This method could potentially become a new way to more reliably identify the right cortical locations for rTMS stimulation in the treatment of depression. Lana Donse will present some first clinical results on rTMS treatment in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), association with sleep problems and predictors for treatment response to rTMS. Neuro-Cardiac Guided TMS (NCG TMS)...

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Brainclinics presents new scientific results at IPEG conference

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brainclinics presents new scientific results at IPEG conference [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]At October 26-30, researchers from Research Institute Brainclinics have presented the latest results of ongoing research at the International Conference of “the International Pharmaco-EEG Society (IPEG)", which took place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands this time. During this successful, well attended (160 visitors from 24 different countries), meeting the following topics were presented by Brainclinics: Dr. Martijn Arns presented the current status of personalized medicine and new results from the latest treatment prediction studies for depression and ADHD. Drs. Berrie Gerrits showed promising results demonstrating that people who have good...

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Brain activity predicts personalized antidepressant treatment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brain activity predicts personalized antidepressant treatment: Implications for male-female differences [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen, July 17th, 2015 – Today results from the large multicenter randomized iSPOT-D study were published in Clinical Neurophysiology demonstrating that brain activity can assist in predicting antidepressant treatment outcome to commonly used antidepressant drugs. In addition, this study clearly demonstrated qualitative differences in brain activity between males and females with depression, with implications for predicting antidepressant treatment outcome.  An international group of researchers including researchers from Research Institute Brainclinics and Utrecht University published results from the international multicenter iSPOT-D study (international Study to Predict Optimized...

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Association between ADHD and intensity of sunlight

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [wce_code id=13]Association between ADHD and intensity of sunlight: Can ADHD be prevented? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen, October 21st, 2013 – A study published today in Biological Psychiatry (Do Sunny Climates Reduce ADHD?) sheds new light on the increasing rates (prevalence) of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD. Children with ADHD have problems with inattention, distractibility, disorganization, impulsiveness, and overactivity. This study found that “sunny” regions with high solar intensity, such as the US states of California, Arizona, and Colorado, and countries like Spain and Mexico have lower prevalence of ADHD. An apparent protective effect of sunlight accounted for 34-57% of the variance in ADHD...

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Do Sunny Climates Reduce ADHD?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do Sunny Climates Reduce ADHD? [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Today the below press-release was distributed by Elsevier titled 'Do Sunny Climates Reduce ADHD?' about our study published in Biological Psychiatry. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder. Scientists do not know what causes it, but genetics play a clear role. Other risk factors have also been identified, including premature birth, low birth weight, a mother's use of alcohol or tobacco during pregnancy, and environmental exposures to toxins like lead. ADHD is characterized by an inability to focus, poor attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior, and the normal...

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Sleep-improvement working mechanism neurofeedback ADHD

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sleep-improvement as a working mechanism for neurofeedback treatment in ADHD Brain-activity of healthy children more ‘drowsy’ across last decade. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen, November 12th, 2012 - Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep are common symptoms in patients with ADHD, and these sleep complaints are often associated with attention and impulsivity problems, researchers from Utrecht University and research institute Brainclinics conclude in the scientific journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews. The researchers in this article propose a neuro-anatomical model of neurofeedback, where neurofeedback results in falling asleep faster and better being able to maintain sleep, through an effect on so-called...

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Doubling of Neurofeedback efficacy in ADHD treatment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Doubling of Neurofeedback efficacy in ADHD treatment First study investigating personalized treatment in ADHD [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen, March 27, 2012 – A personalized treatment approach, tailoring Neurofeedback treatment to the individual ADHD patient almost doubled the effectiveness for attentional and hyperactivity/impulsivity problems. These results have just been published in the scientific journal ‘Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback’. This study is the first scientific study investigating whether personalizing Neurofeedback treatment, based on a so-called quantitative EEG or QEEG, results in a higher effectiveness of this treatment in ADHD. Several scientific studies have already demonstrated that neurofeedback treatment has beneficial and...

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Outcome to treatment for depression predicted

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Outcome to treatment for depression predicted Magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) effective treatment [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Nijmegen, February 27, 2012 - Favorable treatment outcome in 78% of depressed patients after on average 21 sessions. These results were recently published based on the combination of magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) and psycho-therapy in the treatment of depression. It was further demonstrated that by means of brain activity - or EEG research- it could be predicted which patients would respond and which patients would not respond to this treatment combination. rTMS is an effective addition to psychotherapy In a large multicenter study in...

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Brain research better predictor for treatment than behavior

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][wce_code id=13] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] EEG predicts right treatment for ADHD and depression, Brain research better predictor for treatment than behavior [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class="maintext"]Antidepressants for people with depression and ritalin for ADHD patients. It is the usual medical treatments for such disorders. But the medication is not always effective for all patients. PhD student Martijn Arns conducted research into predicting the correct treatment method for depression and ADHD. According to him, EEG research offers a solution: "In the future, after a simple EEG examination, the patient could receive personalized treatment." Arns will be awarded a PhD by Utrecht University on December 23. Treatments...

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