Neurological and psychiatric disorders are a major public health problem: strokes affect one in 600 people each year, neuropathic pain affects more than 7% of the population, major depression 5-10% ...
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can be used to treat these conditions by locally modulating neuronal activity with short electromagnetic pulses generated by a stimulator. Painless and non-invasive, TMS can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Many studies are investigating TMS as a new solution for other neurological or psychiatric disorders (fibromyalgia, tinnitus, algodystrophy, Parkinson's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorders, addictions, anxiety, hallucinations, etc.), and new applications of TMS are expected in the coming years.
rTMS in the treatment of neuropathic pain – by par François Balanant