Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment for depression that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate a specific region of the brain. FDA approved since 2008, TMS has come a long way in winning the support of the medical community and helping many people with depression find something that works…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is proven to have long-lasting results in the treatment of major depressive disorder. TMS is an outpatient, non-invasive procedure that treats depression by applying electromagnetic pulses to the mood centers of the brain. Treatment usually consists of one course of treatment lasting six weeks. Is one…

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In honor of suicide prevention week, we wanted to share with you some information on suicide in the US and a few important suicide prevention resources. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs can help prevent suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, non-systemic treatment that uses magnetic fields to treat major depressive disorder. It has been shown to provide successful relief from symptoms of treatment-resistant depression when other treatments, like antidepressants and talk therapy, have not shown significant or consistent results. (1,2,3) Some people may…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a six-week, one-course treatment therapy that gained FDA approval in 2008. TMS has been approved for the treatment of depression that does not respond to standard therapies like medications and talk therapy, often referred to as treatment-resistant depression. (1) TMS has shown positive results for…

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The global population is aging, and people over the age of 60 are making up a larger percentage of the world’s inhabitants. It is estimated that by 2050, the proportion of older adults will almost double. (1) Unfortunately, older adults may be at an increased risk for depression due to…

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Every year, major depressive disorder affects 7.6% of the population over 12 years old in the United States, according to the Center for Disease control. (1) The World Health Organization reported that major depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. (2) The majority of people who experience severe depressive…

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When researchers conduct a study on a treatment for depression, how do they determine if the treatment was successful? Patients who struggle with depression may already know that success in treatment isn’t always simple to measure. For that reason, researchers have developed very specific tools and measurements to measure the…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a relatively new treatment for depression that  has been able to help patients who have not gotten results from other forms of treatment by sending magnetic pulses to the brain. But how does TMS actually work? First, let’s look at what exactly TMS treatment targets…

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