Depression and TMS Diaries of Milwaukee


Can magnets heal the heart?

Posted on May 25, 2019

Barbara Alvarez discusses at the link below how processing a break up can go wrong and what can be explored if depression hits https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-magnets-heal-a-broken_n_9420198 Research shows that a break up can be a traumatic experience. People commonly do have similar experiences as they would in bereavement or getting a life threatening diagnosis. And yes, many … Continue reading >

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From depression to remission

Posted on May 23, 2019

Anders experienced remission from depression after undergoing a course of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Although the devised used for this particular patient was a MagVita, Brainsway deep TMS has an even higher remission rate. In brief, his story is yet another success story of how magnetic stimulation has helped one of many people overcome stubborn … Continue reading >

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Texas TMS Center Shares Deep TMS Success Stories

Posted on May 22, 2019

This practice shared a very interesting story of Carolyn, 69 years old, who struggled for many years with depression. Her psychiatrist performed a single photon emission commuted tomography (SPECT) scan both before and after deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). SPECT scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that measures blood flow in the brain which correlates … Continue reading >

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Reboot the brain for depression

Posted on May 21, 2019

Stacey Colino discusses the increasing use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for a variety of disorders! https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-10-11/rebooting-the-brain-with-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation For many, placing your head against a device and pushing a button to zap away symptoms sounds like something from a science fiction novel. However, TMS has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over … Continue reading >

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Treatment for depression and addiction

Posted on May 20, 2019

Israeli medtech firm aims to tackle depression, opioid use with noninvasive brain stimulation About 4.5 million Americans have treatment resistant depression. Meaning the first 2+ rounds of medication management and therapy have not been sufficiently helpful. Per the article linked, deep TMS not only offers a superior remission rate, it is quite user friendly. At … Continue reading >

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A game changer for OCD?!

Posted on May 20, 2019

This is the first FDA-cleared treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in a decade. OCD used to be jokingly called “Death Valley” as it is known that long periods of time tend to pass before more treatments are offered and OCD is notorious for how stubborn the symptoms can be. The Hackensack office of Brainsway got … Continue reading >

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Dr. Byrne does a demonstration of deep TMS

Posted on May 19, 2019

Dr. Jennie Byrne of Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill does a demonstration and explanation of TMS. Deep TMS is a treatment for treatment resistant depression. Generally a patient starts with an appointment for a consultation with a physician to talk about the treatment and medical history and ensure the patient is an appropriate candidate. When … Continue reading >

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TMS in the veteran population!

Posted on May 17, 2019

https://pilotonline.com/news/military/article_4fec345e-6a6e-11e8-be2b-4bd15c8bb7de.html According to the linked article, at the Hampton Veternas Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Kenneth Miller is investigating if transcranial magnetic stimulation can be used to treat depression that failed to respond to conventional methods. Dr. Miller performed a demonstration where a veteran underwent treatment, where every 20 seconds, 36 pulses were delivered to the … Continue reading >

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New Westboro clinic zaps depression with magnetic pulses

Posted on May 16, 2019

https://www.telegram.com/news/20171217/new-westboro-clinic-treats-depression-with-magnetic-pulses This is a story of Reed Butler, someone who has made a living as a rhythm and blues musician. Unfortunately, like many, he endured several trials of antidepressants. He’d lost his passion for playing music, found it hard to read the sheets of music, and just day to day basic activities of living seemed … Continue reading >

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History of TMS for depression

Posted on May 15, 2019

Does TMS sound too new? Unsure if you want to consider TMS? Rest assured, this procedure has literally been well studied for decades! Michael Faraday in 1881, was able to create a magnetic field by running electricity through a coil and this is the physics that TMS takes advantage of. The first TMS device was … Continue reading >

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