Drinking From the Fire Hose
I was stunned to walk into a room at 6:30 this morning and see 3-400 researchers and clinicians. This field is growing by leaps and bounds. So much information! It's amazing to hear about all the advances in the field. This morning, I heard about several new things on the horizon. New protocols and hardware are being developed that could potentially shorten the duration of each treatment session, or decrease the number of sessions a week. TMS is being actively researched for bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism spectrum disorders, pain control and others. Use of TMS for adolescent depression is looking promising. None of these are yet covered by insurance, but many of these centers are already actively treating patients.
We are learning more and more about how the brain works, and how TMS helps the brain be all it can be. Now for this afternoon's seminars.