Potential Use of TMS for Depression in Special Populations

Potential Use of TMS for Depression in Special Populations

Potential Use of TMS for Depression in Special Populations General Considerations Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is increasingly being utilized as a treatment option for depression, and with this comes a need for a conversation about special groups that may need and benefit from this treatment. More than 35 randomized control trials have been published reporting…

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Achieve TMS LA

In 2011, Calabasas Behavioral Health (CBH) was among the pioneers of private psychiatric practices in California to offer TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an FDA-cleared, innovative outpatient treatment for patients whose depression has not responded to psychotherapy and multiple medication trials. At that time, TMS was not well known and was not covered by insurance. Now,…

TMS Treatments Gaining Greater Acceptance

Not too long ago TIME Magazine published an article that mentioned new drug-free treatments for patients undergoing major depression. Exercise, mindfulness, and the treatment that I am most familiar with, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), were also listed as possible non-drug depression treatment options. I was excited to see that alternative medicine is finally becoming more…

What is Helmet Therapy for Depression?

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) What exactly is “helmet therapy,” or deep TMS, and why is it being used for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)? Brainsway’s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS)  technology received FDA clearance for treatment of depression in 2013.  Brainsway differentiates itself in both the design of the coil used, in…

TMS Therapy Side Effects Minimal or Non-Existent in Treating Depression

One of the unfortunate fallouts of being treated with antidepressants is the possibility of experiencing unpleasant and often intolerable side effects. In fact, side effects such as weight gain, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, irritability, headache and diarrhea are quite common with this class of drugs. Added to the list of negatives is the fact that they…

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What is TMS?

What is TMS? Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treats Major Depression TMS is an exciting entry into the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been clinically proven to dramatically improve symptoms of this serious mental health condition that affects 35 million Americans annually. Although TMS therapy has had much success helping people overcome depression, there are many…

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TMS Therapy Success Rate

TMS Therapy Success Rate Living with major depressive disorder (MDD) is like trying to run with 50-pound sandbags tied to your ankles.  Living?  Nope, suffering from depression takes the concept of living to something more appropriately called “barely existing.” For the 14 million adults who are affected with depression each year, including 3 million individuals…

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Magnetic Therapy Treatment for Depression

Depression is a serious condition that has the potential to render its victims completely unable to function at normal everyday activities.  In fact, depression has become the second leading cause of disability in the U.S.  An estimated 15 million American adults are afflicted with this serious mental health condition annually. Treating depression with antidepressants over…