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Magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction

Discussion in 'News, Politics & Debates' started by myptsd, May 16, 2018 at 2:22 AM.

  1. myptsd

    myptsd Official Account Premium Member

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    In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for drug addiction, researchers are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users.[​IMG]

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  3. Friday

    Friday Raise Hell Moderator

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    So this ties in with PTSD because of the common drug/alcohol problem &/or med withdrawal... or... that involuntary autonomic nervous responses in response to chemical overload (alcohol and cocaine, in this study, but also possibly fight/flight panic/anxiety from triggers and stressors and flashbacks oh my) can be dampened (without adding more chemicals to counteract the effect, IE TMS)? <<< I might be pulling that second one out of my ass. Anyone got a better read/understanding on that than I do?
     
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    Sietz Well-Known Member

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