Depression and TMS Diaries of Milwaukee


Depression and Fatigue

Posted on July 18, 2019

It is well recognized that many patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not achieve full remission. One of the most common residual symptoms is fatigue. We discuss one article where Dr. Maurizio Fava MD of Harvard Medical School is interviewed on this topic. Up to one third of patients may continue to have fatigue … Continue reading >

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Losing a loved one

Posted on July 14, 2019

I’ve been fortunate in a way to have not lost anyone yet who was significant in my life until recently. It was Mimi, my first pet, a beloved short haired tabby. In some ways, losing a pet can be more intense than losing a human companion. They are innocent, pure, and a true depiction of … Continue reading >

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Misconceptions about depression treatment

Posted on July 5, 2019

Depression is complex and highly unique to each individual. The word itself varies so much in terms of how each person uses it. Some people use to the words such as “that was depressing” when thinking of a story, others can say “I’m so depressed” during extra trying times. Depressive symptoms can also be caused … Continue reading >

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Being proactive during TMS treatment

Posted on June 30, 2019

Have you ever considered TMS? If you are an appropriate candidate, I’d recommend considering it. With minimal side effects and coverage by insurance, there is literally very little to lose. After my years of experience in TMS, I have witnessed first hand, lives get transformed. Better sleep, productivity, relationships, and a lift in life. As … Continue reading >

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Simple ways to help your mental health

Posted on June 21, 2019

With all the chaos of today’s world: text messages, emails, radio, work, family, school; it’s so hard to make time for ourselves. Many of my patients describe feeling like they are just trying to survive, get through the day, and it just feels like a flurry of activity. It’s quite easy to put ourselves by … Continue reading >

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What does TMS do to the brain?

Posted on June 18, 2019

We discuss this and also link a great site that discusses this some as well. In some ways, the full mechanism of how exactly transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) helps depression is not completely understood. But there are some findings that give us a glimpse. The brain after all is quite complex and in and of … Continue reading >

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Get the most out of your TMS!

Posted on June 15, 2019

Dr. Lindsay Oberman discusses this in depth. The original link is as follows: How Mental and Physiological State Affects the Safety and Efficacy of TMS In brief, as a summary this is some of what she has discussed (with interspersed commentary/input from Dr. Yin)– Currently, there do not seem to be firm guidelines about what … Continue reading >

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Change your brain

Posted on June 13, 2019

  There is something you can do right now, that would have immediate positive effects on your attention and mood. And continuing to do it will protect you longitudinally from depression and even dementia. Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a neuroscientist at New York University and discusses this in depth. Our brains are the most complex … Continue reading >

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Why is the dorsolatereral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) the favorite region to stimulate?

Posted on June 9, 2019

Dr. Lindsay Oberman discusses this in depth. The original link is as follows: https://achievetms.com/dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-is-everyones-favorite-region-to-stimulate-why/ In brief, as a summary this is some of what she has discussed– Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has shown promise in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, autism spectrum disorders, and depression to name a few. But why is one particular area … Continue reading >

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Types of depression and their neurochemistry

Posted on June 5, 2019

You probably came out of a movie and commented that some part was “depressing” but probably never said it was “clinically depressing.” Clinical depression is a state of a serious mental disorder with a lifetime incidence of up to 20% in women and 12% in men. It is one of the most common reasons people … Continue reading >

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