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Israeli Firm Launches Non-Invasive Brain Treatment for Depression

Non-invasive treatment for depression has been limited to a very few options up to this point.

Non-invasive treatment for depression has been limited to a very few options up to this point.
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The Israeli firm Brainsway Ltd has officially launched its non-invasive deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment for depression.

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) last year approved the treatment for patients with major depressive disorder. The treatment involves using a helmet that sends magnetic pulses into the brain to stimulate neurons and improve function in the affected areas.

A statement by the company says the technology is unique in that it can penetrate deeper than any other non-invasive method currently in use, which allows it to reach areas that were heretofore inaccessible.

Most of the 70 units installed by Brainsway up to this point are in use in the United States. The company is now conducting clinical trials for treating Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and as well as addictions, stress and eating disorders.

“The company is aiming for thousands of installations for different diseases in the future,” Brainsway CEO Uzi Sofer told Reuters. “We hope this trend will continue and even get stronger.”

A study is currently being conducted at Harvard University on whether the Brainsway system can be helpful in treating epilepsy, Sofer said.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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7 Responses to “Israeli Firm Launches Non-Invasive Brain Treatment for Depression”

  1. Israel is a light to the world

  2. Israel is a blessing to all people.

  3. But not for people who propose BDS

  4. Hugely intresting !!!!!!

  5. I saw a documentary about this therapy a few years back. Very promising stuff. When good ideas come more easily from free and democratic nations, I wonder why so many governments in the world stifle creativity when that creativity allows us to adapt and to thrive. Nations that do not promote innovation have to borrow or steal most good ideas. Those governments that do not promote innovation and creativity are robbing their people, their nation, and the world of valuable ideas, and there is no telling what the future has lost when we've clipped the wings of the present.

  6. Joyce Pustilnik says:

    If this works, it would be a miracle for sufferers.

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