Antidepressants are well-known to affect sleep quality. (1) So it’s natural for patients to wonder if TMS, an alternative depression treatment, can also cause insomnia or sleep disruption. The answer is not usually. In fact, TMS may actually improve sleep. The Relationship Between Depression and Insomnia Depression and insomnia have…

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During the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, our #1 priority is the health and safety of our patients. We treat a great number of patients who suffer from conditions like depression, PTSD, and anxiety, and whose symptoms have a significant impact on their ability to live their lives. For these individuals, TMS provides…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is proven to relieve symptoms of depression in patients who don’t find symptom relief with other treatments like antidepressants and therapy. (1,2) Most patients go through TMS with zero to mild side effects. But some patients may experience what is commonly called a “dip” about halfway…

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, but there are a number of reasons why depression can develop. (1,2)  According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people of all ages around the world are depressed. (3) While two people may experience the same…

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TMS is an FDA-approved treatment option for depression, and studies have shown it to be particularly effective for people who have tried multiple antidepressants with no success.  In one study of treatment-resistant patients (patients for whom antidepressants did not work), 58% of patients saw improvement in their symptoms after one…

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Deep TMS therapy, also called dTMS, is a type of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy that is FDA-approved to treat patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  During dTMS treatments, a doctor or nurse fits a helmet that contains a metal coil over the patient’s head.…

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It’s common for people who have an anxiety disorder, ADD/ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, or a traumatic brain injury to also be suffering from depression. Rates of depression among people with these conditions are higher than rates of depression among the general public. When depression is diagnosed alongside another condition, it’s…

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Prescription antidepressants, in combination with talk therapy, are typically the first line of treatment prescribed for depression, but they’re also associated with several side effects that can deter patients from wanting to take them.  For patients who do not like the idea of taking antidepressants because of the side effects,…

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The most common way of treating depression is with prescription antidepressant medications. There are many different types of antidepressants—each type works in a unique way to relieve symptoms. Although antidepressants provide relief for many patients, they are also associated with unpleasant side effects, like: Nausea Increased appetite that can lead…

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