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Brain Stimulation Can Alleviate Depression In Stroke Survivors, Claims Study

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Researchers have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression after stroke, using a high-frequency brain stimulation device to improve low moods. Through a recent experiment, researchers at the University of South Australia have discovered that treatment of depression after stroke, using a high-frequency brain stimulation device improves low moods or depression.

In a trial by UniSA stroke researcher, Dr. Brenton Hordacre, it was found that large doses of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) notably improved post-stroke depression by increasing brain activity. In fact, it is assumed to be a non-invasive, alternative treatment for post-stroke depression replacing medication, which can have further side effects for many people.

Thus, South Australians are all set to experience the benefit from this research. The brain stimulation device is now available at UniSA’s City West campus to attend stroke patients suffering from depression.

To Know More, You May Refer To:

Brenton Hordacre, Kristina Comacchio, Lindy Williams, Susan Hillier. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for post-stroke depression: a randomised trial with neurophysiological insight. Journal of Neurology, 2020; DOI: 10.1007/s00415-020-10315-61

  1. Hordacre, B., Comacchio, K., Williams, L. et al. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for post-stroke depression: a randomised trial with neurophysiological insight. J Neurol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-10315-6 []