Mental health at home

How Can a Pandemic Affect An Individual’s Mental Health?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has far-flung effects that spread beyond the infectious disease itself. In addition to taking steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, people must understand the pandemic’s impact on mental health. That way, everyone can work together to simultaneously stop the spread of COVID-19, and help one another manage stress and anxiety…

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Who Is the Ideal Candidate for TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a depression treatment that can be used alone or in conjunction with medication, psychotherapy, or other therapies. TMS is best suited for patients who have struggled with depression and have not experienced relief from antidepressants, or those who have not been able to take antidepressants due to intolerable side effects.…

Achieve TMS: The Only Provider of FDA-Approved Neuro Navigated TMS in Southern California

Achieve TMS is a leading provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment for individuals coping with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. We also operate the only FDA-approved neuro-navigated TMS system in Southern California — the Nexstim system. What Is the Nexstim System? Nexstim is a neuromodulation company that has developed and pioneered targeted…

TMS Therapy is not painful

Is TMS Therapy Painful?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy revolutionizes treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and other mood disorders. Yet some patients are concerned that it is painful to undergo TMS, which leads them away from trying this form of depression treatment entirely. At Achieve TMS, we want our patients to feel comfortable and…

Interpersonal Connection

How Interpersonal Connection Is Key to Managing Depression

Interpersonal connection and depression may seem unrelated to one another, yet maintaining close relationships with family members and friends may help a person manage his or her depression symptoms. To understand why this is sometimes the case, let’s examine what makes interpersonal connection key to managing depression. Is Depression Linked to a Lack of Interpersonal…

Therapy Choices

Choices Are Good, but How Do You Choose?

Prior to the 1980’s treatment for depression, including lobotomies, ECT, and first generation of antidepressant medications, came with quite serious side effects. Lobotomies may have led to a “calming” effect, but also often caused personality changes, a loss of decision-making ability, poor judgment, and sometimes even death. ECT is arguably, to this day, the most…

Dr. Pabbati Answers Frequently Asked Questions About TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy represents a revolutionary treatment for depression patients. The therapy involves the use of electromagnetic pulses delivered to a patient’s brain,stimulating neural activity to help reduce depression symptoms and improve mood. To date, studies have shown that TMS therapy can help depression patients reduce or even eliminate their symptoms. Many patients…