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2012-01-06 06:12:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bipolar spectrum disorder affects both men and women; and often signs of the disorder began to surface between the ages 15 — 25. Bipolar spectrum disorder, most times referred to as manic-depression, is characterized by bouts of mania or hypomania alternating between episodes of depression. These bouts or "mood swings" between mania and depression can happen rather quickly and are typically very intense; there is also a high risk of suicide. A major challenge...

2012-01-02 23:10:39

A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The study was published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was led by Helen S. Mayberg, MD, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, with...

2011-11-29 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical technology company, today announced it will introduce its External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS(TM)) system as an exhibitor at the 65th Annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) Meeting being held December 2-6, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center. NeuroSigma is the exclusive worldwide licensee of trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), which is a proprietary therapy originally developed at the...

2011-11-14 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 300,000 people in North America are afflicted with dystonia, a disorder characterized by a progressive loss of motor control. Patients with generalized dystonia grapple with involuntary muscle spasms that lead to uncontrolled twisting and turning in awkward, sometimes painful postures. Although cognition, intelligence and life span are often normal, the disorder can have a devastating impact on quality of life, as its victims frequently...

2011-10-31 10:38:24

Scientists pinpoint the brain circuitry linked to making healthy or unhealthy choices What drives addicts to repeatedly choose drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, overeating, gambling or kleptomania, despite the risks involved? Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have pinpointed the exact locations in the brain where calculations are made that can result in addictive and compulsive behavior. UC Berkeley researchers have found how neural activity in the brain's...

2011-10-24 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical technology company, announced today that it has signed a contract with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to fund a Phase I pediatric clinical trial to study the use of non-invasive, external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (TNS) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). NeuroSigma is the exclusive worldwide licensee of UCLA's TNS intellectual property. This...

2011-10-20 09:34:14

The American Academy of Neurology is releasing an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The guideline is published in the October 19, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice and can be disabling for the estimated 10 million people in the...

2011-10-20 08:09:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An estimated 10 million people in the United States live with essential tremor. The most common type of tremor disorder, it is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Now, the American Academy of Neurology has released an updated guideline on how to best treat the disease. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice. It can be disabling, causing problems with daily activities such as eating, writing, sewing or shaving. Usually,...

2011-10-19 19:20:14

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating and incurable disease that causes abnormal poverty of movement, involuntary tremor, and lack of coordination. A technique called deep brain stimulation (DBS) is sometimes used to improve motor symptoms in patients with advanced disease. Now, a study published by Cell Press in the October 20 issue of the journal Neuron describes a new and more effective DBS paradigm that makes real-time adjustments in response to disease dynamics and progression and...

2011-10-03 14:00:00

Results of first-in-world study could open doors to treating other brain disorders WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons today, University of Virginia neurosurgeon W. Jeffrey Elias, MD reported that preliminary results of a pilot clinical trial indicate that MR-guided focused ultrasound has the potential to safely and effectively control essential tremor (ET), a common neurological condition that affects 10 million...