Depression and TMS Diaries of Milwaukee


The low down on esketamine

Posted on April 22, 2019

Touted as potentially one of the most ground breaking findings in psychiatry for decades, we summarize the data the FDA has collected on efficacy and side effects. It is proposed to work by antagonizing the NMDA with facilitates glutamate release and activating AMPA. It is theorized that this enhances signaling of neurotrophic factors and thus … Continue reading >

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It takes a real man to admit you have depression

Posted on April 21, 2019

Eric remembers all too vividly what it was like to have depression. He found himself isolating, crying, barely functioning in life, it even physically hurt. He even felt suicidal. Eric recalls trying everything under the sun. Then a psychiatrist suggested deep TMS. Given the quality of life he had, at this point he saw no … Continue reading >

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Patient shares her 14 year journey with depression

Posted on April 20, 2019

This is the story of a patient who has been battling depression for 14 years. Unfortunately, she has felt like nothing has really worked. She reached a point where the depression got so severe that it literally took her hours to get out of bed in the morning. Like many, although she read about TMS, … Continue reading >

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Deep TMS is being used at a Harvard medical school Affiliate!

Posted on April 20, 2019

Michelle was diagnosed with major depressive disorder at the age of 12. The last episode was over a year long and debilitating. This is the story of a patient who invested great effort at various forms of treatment including medication management and therapy. It felt like she has tried everything she could think of. In … Continue reading >

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Removing the mystery and anxiety around TMS

Posted on April 18, 2019

What exactly is TMS like for a patient? They consist of 20 minute long sessions. The patient does not need anesthesia as they would in the case of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and they can drive to treatments and drive afterwards too. A blue cap is placed on the patient which helps ensure accuracy and consistency … Continue reading >

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A touching story of a patient saved by deep TMS therapy

Posted on April 18, 2019

Children and teenagers are also substantially affected by depression. This is the story of Lindsay, who was only in grade school when she started to experience depression. She was treated at UCSD with deep TMS with excellent success. At baseline, she was social and happy. But as depression set in, she was less interested in … Continue reading >

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TMS: Know your options!

Posted on April 17, 2019

Which transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) modality is right for you? There are two kinds of TMS: 1)with a figure of 8 coil (e.g. Neurostar, MagVita, Magventure, and more.) and 2)an H1 coil (Brainsway). In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we are the only practice offering deep TMS. Both modalities are effective for depression. However, in large multisite studies … Continue reading >

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