Transcranial magnetic stimulation (also known as TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment for major depressive disorder. It has been studied in a variety of different populations, but has been shown to be particularly effective in treating those who are suffering from treatment-resistant depression. At Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry, we work…

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This article is part of a two-part series. To read part one, click here: How Science Showed that TMS Works for Depression: Part 1 of 2 Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment for depression was approved by the FDA in 2008, after the first landmark study by J.P. O’Reardon and his…

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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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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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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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In treatment for depression, the greater the number treatment failures, the lower the likelihood of a successful outcome to the next treatment option (1,2). For people with treatment resistant depression, this may come as no surprise. But what methods have been explored to address treatment-resistant depression? There are two main…

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