Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) paired with ketamine: inside a clinic offering a frontier treatment
Business Trip, a podcast about psychedelic startups
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In this episode of Business Trip, we interview one of the first clinics to offer a protocol that includes TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and ketamine infusion.
TMS is a non-invasive procedure that sends electric currents to specific regions in the brain, including areas linked to depression. It's FDA approved and has been gaining adoption as clinical studies demonstrate safety and efficacy in treating mood disorders.
So why the combination? TMS takes a local approach while ketamine stimulates global brain communication, according to Scenic City Neurotherapy founder Charles Miller. There's little data about the combination of TMS with ketamine, making this conversation quite interesting as Miller shares the protocol, science, costs, and treatment outcomes.
In this episode, we discuss:
How TMS works
Why TMS may pair well with ketamine to treat mood disorders health
The protocol, science, costs, and patient outcomes
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Business Trip is a podcast about psychedelic startups. Each episode features a new company in the field, ranging from biotech startups developing novel compounds, to clinics and retreats for healing, to software companies building tools to power the ecosystem.
Business Trip is produced by Greg Kubin and Matias Serebrinsky — we’re partners at PsyMed Ventures, advocates of the healing powers of psychedelic medicine.
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