Depression and TMS Diaries of Milwaukee

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: 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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Oliver’s story

Posted on June 2, 2019

This is the story of Oliver. When in high school, he had a number of aspirations, he did alright at the time. He’d done research in neuroscience at the Rockefeller University under Dr. RIchard Hunter, competed in science competitions at places like the New York City Science and Engineering Fair and did well. Neuroscience had … Continue reading >

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Take care of your brain

Posted on May 31, 2019

Exercise, stress, and the Brain Dr. Paul Thompson (PhD) discusses how our environment affects our brains and shows some rather interesting neuroimaging findings. Exercise affects our brain in a few different ways. 1)Blood flow. If your heart is working hard, your brain is getting more perfused with oxygen rich blood and nutrients. 2)Production of new … Continue reading >

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When the meds aren’t working

Posted on May 30, 2019

Dr. Robert McMullen talks about treatment with antidepressants and why sometimes they don’t work as well as hoped. He states sometimes treatment may need combining of one antidepressant with another. He does believe we should not try to switch antidepressants too often. Admittedly, there is debate in the medical community about of changing antidepressants too … Continue reading >

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Neuroscience of depression and treatment

Posted on May 28, 2019

Mood normally fluctuates. Everyone experiences highs and lows in their lives. Sometimes changes in mood can become long-lasting, debilitating and impair one’s ability to hold down a job or meaningful relationships. Around 10% of people at some point suffer from depression, a mood disorder characterized by: feeling sad, distressed, unmotivated, excessively tired, and losing interest … Continue reading >

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I got my life back

Posted on May 26, 2019

“For me, depression was a roller coaster, it went up and down and I never knew from day to day what was going to happen. I’ve been a guy that fixes things all the way through my career, through school, through growing up. The hardest part with depression and anxiety is the fact that I … Continue reading >

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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 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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