May 17, 2022


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Episode 5D: Use of TMS therapy to treat neurological conditions | Kevin Bickart, MD, PhD

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In the final part of the episode, UCLA BrainSPORT Sports Neurologists, Dr. Kevin Bickart and Adel discuss the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat different neurological conditions, including post-concussion symptoms. The pair discuss how this treatment can tie into Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction and the use of fMRI and other measures of the Autonomic Nervous System, such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV), to monitor response to treatment.

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00:00 What is TMS?
4:13 TMS neurocircuit targets
6:04 Personalized TMS therapy with Brain Mapping
10:03 Personalized TMS therapy with Skull – Brain distance
10:38 Personalized TMS therapy with State Dependent Effect
12:34 TMS therapy + Standard Therapy
14:23 Study validation for TMS therapy
17:07 Hurdles for TMS therapy studies
19:15 Dr. Bickart’s Grants
20:30 Monitoring TMS response to the Autonomic Nervous System
23:16 HRV as a proxy of response to TMS therapy
24:17 Tech applications
25:10 Concluding remarks

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