Magnetic transcranial is an experimental process in which magnetic fields are used to stimulate nerve cells of the brain. This process can improve the symptoms of chronic depression.
There are various methods of doing magnetic transcranial. The most common method is to place a large electromagnetic coil against the scalp of the patient. Painless currents are created in the electromagnet that stimulates those nerve cells which are responsible for mood regulation and depression in the brain.
Purpose Of Magnetic Transcranial:
Magnetic transcranial is used for the treatment of â€˜Depressionâ€™. This treatment is applied on those patients who are suffering from long â€“ standing depression and standard medications had made no difference or minor difference in their position.
Magnetic transcranial can also be used to treat other mental disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and post traumatic disorder.
After Effects Of Magnetic Transcranial:
Although the process of magnetic transcranial does not require any surgery or implantation of electrodes, still it has some side effects. Some of them are:
- Headache, discomfort on that part of scalp where stimulation is given, lightheadedness, discomfort from noise are some of the common side effects.
- Some serious side effects which are not very commonly found include seizure, Mania, Hearing problems.
- As magnetic transcranial brings about changes in the function of brain, some unknown effect on health which can be adverse also may be possible. It has been found that due to some structural change such consequences can appear but till now no such consequence has come to light.
Results Of Magnetic Transcrainial:
The results of magnetic trancranial have been found to be positive. It has been found that the patients who were stimulated with magnetic transcranial have shown improvement in their symptoms of depression and in some cases they were gone all over.
Reasearch is still on to locate the exact positions on the brain, so that stimulation can be made more effective in the time to come.