Neuromodulation (TMS) May Benefit Patients With Varying Psychiatric Illnesses

While many are accustomed to thinking of communication in the brain as being driven by neurotransmitters, the brain networks that regulate mood, thought, and circadian rhythms are bound together by both electrical and chemical neurotransmission.

The brain utilizes more energy per ounce than any other organ in the body, and most of this energy is devoted to creating and sustaining the electrical charge of neurons. Electrical firing of neurons creates functional networks in the brain and facilitates the release of serotonin, norepinephrine, and other neurotransmitters. Interestingly, extracellular levels of these neurotransmitters...

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