Depression and TMS Diaries of Milwaukee

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! 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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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 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 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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This is your brain on magnets

Posted on May 14, 2019

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a method of using magnets to stimulate the brain through the skull. So what do magnets have to do with the brain and depression? Let’s start with reviewing electrons, they are negatively charged particles. When you see a classical illustration of an atom, electrons are the little … Continue reading >

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Deep TMS helped Andrew

Posted on May 13, 2019

This is the story of a patient Andrew, who struggled with depression since his teen years. When depressed, he’d find it hard to do anything. Medication has helped but his depression has been what we call, treatment resistant. And he is not alone. According to a 2015 study in World Psychiatry, 20-40% of patients with … Continue reading >

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