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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device Approved For Anxious Depression

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BrainsWay’s Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS ™) system for reducing comorbid symptoms of anxiety in adult patients with depression, expanding the indication beyond the treatment of depressive episodes.

The outpatient procedure provides non-invasive magnetic stimulation through a padded helmet to specific areas of the brain. The approval was based on data from 573 patients who received deep TMS therapy in 11 studies. According to the company, the treatment was associated with clinically meaningful reductions in anxiety symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder. The device was compared to both a sham device and standard drugs.

Data from 3 of the randomized controlled trials showed effect sizes in the range from 0.34 (against sham) to 0.90 (against drugs) according to the Cohen statistical method. The overall weighted, pooled effect size was reported to be 0.55, compared to effect sizes of 0.2 to 0.37 in over 70 published studies examining drug anxiety treatments.

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“This release confirms what many anecdotally believe for years – that Deep TMS is a unique form of therapy that can treat comorbid anxiety symptoms with the same depression treatment protocol,” said Aron Tendler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of BrainsWay. “We look forward to continuing to work with our providers to provide the best of care for patients who rely on BrainsWay’s deeper and more complete neurostimulation and our groundbreaking approach to mental disorders.”

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FDA Approves BrainsWay Deep TMS ™ System for Reduction of Anxiety Symptoms in Depressed Patients. Press release. August 18, 2021. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/08/18/2282622/17676/en/FDA-Clears-BrainsWay-Deep-TMS-System-for-Decreasing-Anxiety-Symptoms -in-depressive-patients.html.

This article originally appeared on MPR

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