Achieve TMS is the leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation depression treatments. With over 800 patients treated and countless success stories, we’ve brought hope back to those who have been suffering in silence."

How Do Antidepressants Affect the Brain?

If you’re struggling with major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or another mental health condition, you’ve probably thought about using antidepressants. It’s not uncommon for people considering, or even currently taking, antidepressants to ask questions like, “What do antidepressants do to the brain?” and “Do antidepressants permanently alter brain chemistry?” Knowing how antidepressants work with your brain…

Can Exercise Help with Depression?

Say you have a boss who puts you down so constantly that your emotional health starts to suffer. After one particularly tough exchange, you close your laptop and set off for a 10-mile run. Back home, your feelings have lost their edge and you spend the afternoon productively. In this case, exercise had a clear…

Breaking the Cycle: Depression and Genetics

Do you have your father’s nose or your mother’s eyes? Perhaps stubbornness is a common family trait, or you all have a similar sense of humor. Many traits run in families, so it’s natural to wonder, is depression genetic, too? Depression and genetics are correlated in some ways, but you are much more than your…

Does Depression Go Away with Time?

If you fell off your bike and broke your leg, what would you do? You’d go to the hospital to have an orthopedic specialist assess the injury, treat the damage, and recommend a course of recovery. What you wouldn’t do is go home and wait for your leg to get better on its own. Yet…

Dedicated to Making a Difference

    Nearly five years ago we set out to change mental health care delivery in California and Oregon, as well as in our TMS Center of Alaska. We built a practice on treating the whole person, and we believed psychiatry included patients and their loved ones, leading to stronger communities. Caring for our patients…

TMS Provider Spotlight: John Baldrias

The success of TMS treatment is not just a result of the technology, but also of you, the patient, and the provider. Earlier this month, we shined a spotlight on Dr. Heather Kurera, one of Achieve TMS’ talented psychiatrists. Today, we talked to John Baldrias, one of our board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.…

Covid-19 Mounting Mental Health Problem

How COVID-19 Created a Mounting National Health Problem

Many people are social distancing, wearing face masks, and taking other precautions to guard themselves and others against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite these preventative measures to protect their physical health, people may inadvertently ignore their mental wellbeing. The pandemic and the challenges associated with it have contributed to a national mental health…

Overcoming depression in the new normal.

Overcoming Depression in the New Normal

The “new normal” requires social distancing, wearing a face mask, and other preventative measures to help slow or stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new way of life has caused panic and uncertainty worldwide. It has also led to widespread depression that can make it difficult to function. How to Overcome Depression in…

Safeguard your mental health while working from home.

Working from Home? How to Guard Your Mental Health

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, research indicated that letting employees work from home might help increase employees’ job satisfaction and commitment to their respective organizations. Research suggested that  granting employees the opportunity to work from home could also boost productivity and reduce job-related exhaustion and stress. Now that COVID has hit, it is clear that…