Psychiatry & TMS Blog

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Get the most out of your TMS!

Get the most out of your TMS!

Dr. Lindsay Oberman discusses this in depth. The original link is as follows: How Mental and Physiological State Affects the Safety and Efficacy of TMS In brief, as a summary this is some of what she has discussed (with interspersed commentary/input from Dr. Yin)–...

Types of Depression and their Neurochemistry

Types of Depression and their Neurochemistry

You probably came out of a movie and commented that some part was “depressing” but probably never said it was “clinically depressing.” Clinical depression is a state of a serious mental disorder with a lifetime incidence of up to 20% in women and 12% in men. It is one...

Oliver’s Story

Oliver’s Story

This is the story of Oliver. When in high school, he had a number of aspirations, he did alright at the time. He’d done research in neuroscience at the Rockefeller University under Dr. RIchard Hunter, competed in science competitions at places like the New York City...

Take care of your brain

Take care of your brain

Exercise, Stress, and the Brain Dr. Paul Thompson (PhD) discusses how our environment affects our brains and shows some rather interesting neuroimaging findings. Exercise affects our brain in a few different ways. 1)Blood flow. If your heart is working hard, your...

When the Meds Aren’t Working

When the Meds Aren’t Working

Dr. Robert McMullen talks about treatment with antidepressants and why sometimes they don’t work as well as hoped. He states sometimes treatment may need combining of one antidepressant with another. He does believe we should not try to switch antidepressants too...

Neuroscience of depression and treatment

Mood normally fluctuates. Everyone experiences highs and lows in their lives. Sometimes changes in mood can become long-lasting, debilitating and impair one’s ability to hold down a job or meaningful relationships. Around 10% of people at some point suffer from...

I Got My Life Back

“For me, depression was a roller coaster, it went up and down and I never knew from day to day what was going to happen. I’ve been a guy that fixes things all the way through my career, through school, through growing up. The hardest part with depression and anxiety...

Can Magnets Heal the Heart?

Can Magnets Heal the Heart?

Barbara Alvarez discusses at the link below how processing a break up can go wrong and what can be explored if depression hits. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-magnets-heal-a-broken_n_9420198 Research shows that a break up can be a traumatic experience. People...

From Depression to Remission

From Depression to Remission

Anders experienced remission from depression after undergoing a course of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Although the devised used for this particular patient was a MagVita, Brainsway deep TMS has an even higher remission rate. In brief, his story is yet...