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The Safety and Concerns with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Jul 5th, 2020

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is well known to be an effective treatment for Depresesion as well as other health issues including anxiety and OCD. This is a widely used option after multiple medications have not been effective. This therapy is usually well tolerated by patients and causes very few side effects....

Dr. Oz Demonstrates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Live on His Show Jun 21st, 2020

On The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz explains how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) works to treat depression. He explains the mechanisms that are targetted and how the coil delivers magnetic stimulation to alter the electrical pathways in the brain. Not only does the stimulation enhance neuronal activity, but it also...

How Face Masks are Meant to Protect Others, not Yourself Jun 14th, 2020

As businesses start to open and many employees are returning back to work, face masks can play an important role to help contain the Corona Virus and any other harmful viruses from spreading, especially from asymptomatic carriers. It has been known that individuals who lack symptoms (asymptomatic) and those who...

Dealing with Workplace Anxiety: At Home and In-Person May 29th, 2020

As businesses are beginning to reopen all across the nation, some of us are ready to get up and go while the rest of us are feeling angsty going back to our normal lives.  With most workplaces using platforms like Zoom or Google Hangouts to conduct conference calls, this can...

How to Celebrate Memorial Day at Home May 25th, 2020

Military Voices Initiative from Story Corps - There's no better way to honor the lives of those who have served than through story telling. Story Corps sheds light on the experiences of those who have served, their families, and those who have been lost.  Virtual White House Tour- Just incase you were...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Patients with Major Depression May 22nd, 2020

Major depression is the most commmon mental illnesses that many Americans face. Conventional approaches like talk therapy and antidepressants can work for some but not for all causing their symptoms to persist even after several treatments. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a new approach that is becoming more conventional for...

Comedian Neal Brennan Talks About the Effectiveness of TMS Therapy May 8th, 2020

Neal Brennan, co-creator of Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show, talks to Trevor Noah in an interview and openly discusses his struggles with depression. Noah asks how he can talk about depression on a comedy show and in a simple answer he responds, “Just be honest about it.” In the interview he...

Finding Food When There's None Left on The Shelves May 5th, 2020

With a crisis like this, it’s understandable why we all feel the need to be panic-buying. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a driving reason as to why people may be hoarding is because they believe it will be of benefit to them in the future. However,...

Proactive Steps to Deal with Depression During Covid Apr 29th, 2020

The world today is much different than what we’re used to. While we are not in total lockdown like other countries, we are still mandated to shelter in place. This includes not going to work, avoiding social interactions, and leaving the house only for essential needs. These efforts to lower...

An Underused Option for Severe Depression Mar 19th, 2020

Hardvard Health Publishing reports how nonsurgical brain stimulation may be an effective alternative to consider according to a study conducted and puvlished by The BMJ. This alternative is most efficient if medication is not helping to ease the symptoms of depression.    Read the full story here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/an-underused-option-for-severe-depression    

"It's All About Remission" - Jonathan Downar, M.D. Lecture Recap - 2017 Annual Meeting Mar 19th, 2020

How do we get higher remission rates with rTMS?  TMS researchers such as Jonathan Downar are making progress in identifying subtypes of depression based on functional connectivity of networks associated with symptom domains that occur across the spectrum of diagnoses in the DSM. If we can identify the pathological networks,...

I Tried Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Cure My Depression. Here's What Happened. Mar 18th, 2020

Menshealth reports how effective transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to treat depression especially when cases of first line treatments, such as medications, dont work. In the interview with Benjamin, who has been suffereing with depression for years, he explains how he has...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Treat Symptoms of Depression Mar 18th, 2020

Depression is a common and serious illness that negatively influences an individual’s daily lifestyles such as the way they act, how they feel, and even the way they think. Depression affects an estimated 1 in 15 adults or 6.7% in any given year. In addition, 1 and 6 people or...

Intense Magnetic Stimulation Could Reduce Severe Depression, New Study Shows Mar 18th, 2020

Stanford Medicine Nolan Williams, M.D., an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences conducted a study with the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and has seen good results in patients treated with the traditional form of TMS therapy.   Read the full story here: https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2018/02/14/intense-magnetic-stimulation-could-reduce-severe-depression-new-study-shows/

Repetitive TMS Effective for Comorbid Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Mar 18th, 2020

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) has shown to treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and comorbid anxiety.  Read the full story here:https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/mood-disorders/depressive-disorder/repetitive-tms-effective-for-comorbid-major-depressive-disorder-anxiety/

How Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Changed One Woman's Life Mar 17th, 2020

Read how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) changed Marcia Terry's life. Terry has tried and failed 5 antidepressants without success until her psychiatrist recommended TMS.    Read the full story here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deep-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-changed-womans-life-depression/