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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing for a new OCD treatment. The treatment? A brain stimulation device. I’m Kyle Kittleson. This is MedCircle News.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation has already been used to treat major depression and the pain from migraines in patients. It works by stimulating nerve cells in the brain using magnetic fields. This is good news for the 1% of the American population that suffer from OCD.
According to Health U.S. News, “The approval of the Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System was based on a study of 100 OCD patients. Thirty-eight percent of those treated with the device had a more than 30 percent reduction in the severity of their symptoms, compared with 11 percent of those treated with a non-working ("sham") device.”
There were no reports of negative reactions to the treatment.
For more information on OCD, watch our original series, Freedom From OCD with leading expert Dr. Jenny Yip. I’m Kyle Kittleson and remember, whatever you’re going through, you got this.
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