I added bolds to the crux of the matter. The trials are small, the trials are non-replicated, but they are promising indeed. I see pros and cons of getting such treatment, and now I wonder what the general opinion of the forum is. What they think about it, leaving costs aside.The rTMS equipment used for free in Denmark for refractory depression do not have neuronavigation so they can find locations that works for depersonalisation like the right VLPFC, TPJ or angular gyrus. The trials done at these locations are also very small and not replicated in large sizes so there is no approval as a treatment.
Good points! I'll make a poll on lamotrigin later! There are similarities, and there are differences. One big difference is the time aspect.Well, you can compere it with lamotrigin combination trails. There are publications on the subject that are very small but there are indications that 50% might have some benefit from it. 50% ought to have some reduction in symptoms on that combination. Yet, very few have given it a try and with a try i mean doses of lamotrigine that is known to be productive in DP like 200-300.mg or as high as 500.mg with a antidepressant or two that works. To give that trial alone a "fair" chance might take 6-8.months to try. Most have not tried it. with rTMS it could be the same.
I'll see if I can find that later. My health is poor and I've only got energy to visit the forums occasionally. I think I remember something about a YouTube channel and something about a person not getting properly neuronavigated rTMS. Yeah, I guess it's too technical for most. But the way I see it, it's the most promising field we have!It is my impression that there is very little interest on the subject. One have two months ago posted some videos on youtube about his rTMS trial on the right VLPFC and its effects on his emotional numbing.It worked on that aspect of the disorder on him. I have reposted his videos here. Very few have seen them. Prior to my posting his video had been shown 200.times and it is still very low. It might be to complicated and techical for most to relate to.
I am still speaking hypothetically. Like «Would you go to the World Cup if you got a free ticket». Comparing «would you want a lamotrigin combo» versus «would you want a good magnet treatment».No, the factor is that people here don't try whatever it is because it is not offered to them.