HOPE - Life without Depression

This is an NPR article published on April 21t, 2016 in npr.org. This is an interesting research on the use of TMS for autism in adults. You can listen to the 43 minute audio file here, and you can also read the full article here.

Following is a short excerpt of the article:

"As someone with autism spectrum disorder, John Elder Robison knows what it's like to feel emotionally removed from situations. Robison tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that throughout his life people have told him, "There's this emotional language you're missing. There are stories in people's eyes. There are messages."

Robison didn't fully understand what they meant until he received transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive procedure in which areas of the brain are stimulated with electromagnetic fields to alter its circuitry.

Neurologist Alvaro Pascual-Leone, who treated Robison, explains TMS as a "tool that allows us to introduce a small amount of current into specific parts of the brain without having to use surgery to do so. ... By introducing current in it, we can probe the function of certain parts of the brain [and] we can even modify how different parts of the brain work.".. Continue reading the article here"

The patient wrote the book "Switched On"