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Industry Meeting Recap: Treatment for Depression and Beyond

May 11 – 13, 2018 marked the Clinical TMS Society Annual Meeting, where 550+ attendees from more than 30 countries came together in Brooklyn, New York to share expert insight and discuss what’s ahead for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS. The two-day conference showcased the practical and the potential of providing TMS as a clinical… Read More

The Neurostar Advance Therapy Outcomes Registry

Dr. W. Scott West co-presented with Greg Harper, VP of Product Development & Operations of NeuroStar, at the 2018 Clinical TMS Society Annual Meeting. We invite you to review our presentation, The Neurostar Advance Therapy Outcomes Registry - On Track to be the Largest Registry of Treatment-Resistant Depression. View/Download Presentation

APA TV: TMS Therapy Combats Depression, NeuroStar Technology Leads the Way

Dr. W. Scott West discusses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy using NeuroStar technology, the #1 TMS choice of doctors for the treatment of depression. Listen to Dr. West, Medical Director of ThriveLogic TMS + NeuroHealth and Nashville NeuroCare Therapy, highlight depression rates, treatment options and why he believes TMS is a proven and safe therapy... Read More

Not Merely Surviving – Thriving

ThriveLogic Uses TMS to Help Patients with Severe Depression Board-certified psychiatrist W. Scott West, MD, DFAPA, has treated patients with mood disorders throughout his more than 30 years in practice. For patients with refractory depression, it’s far too easy to fall into a vicious cycle where the condition is exacerbated by the despair that accompanies… Read More

What is Mental Health?

For nearly 70 years, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month across the nation. With one in five people in the U.S. affected by “mental health conditions,” this month-long effort centers on celebrating the improvement and recovery of people with mental illness, so it is best to understand Mental Health by the learning… Read More

Depression Treatment Isn’t Always Apples to Apples

Recently, I came across an interesting depression treatment paper published in Brain Stimulation that I wanted to review titled, Simultaneous rTMS and psychotherapy in major depressive disorder: Clinical outcomes and predictors from a large naturalistic study. The purpose of this research was to see what happened with a group of people with Major Depressive Disorder… Read More

NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy Depression Outcomes Registry Surpasses 500 Patient Milestone

Preliminary results validate real-world outcomes and continue to demonstrate TMS therapy is an important non-medication treatment option for depression MALVERN, Pa., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy, the established leader in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), today announced its depression outcomes registry has exceeded 500 patients at approximately 50 treatment facilities in the United… Read More

Is depression costing your business? Here’s how to help

Do you have a problem with presenteeism at your workplace? In case you don’t know, that is the problem of workers being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning. It usually starts with no warning signs. And it can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Depression is a… Read More

Providers of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation meet in Nashville TN to launch Regional TMS Society

12 providers of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) from Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi met Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the offices of ThriveLogic (Nashville TMS) located at 30 Burton Hills Blvd, in the Green Hills / Burton Hills area of West Nashville to discuss the state and growth of TMS treatment of Clinical Depression in patients… Read More

New hope for workers with depression

We all know someone who is doing their job well, hitting all their targets and building a reputation for quality work. Then, for some reason, their performance slips. Their numbers are down, they miss deadlines or they seem to lack enthusiasm. It doesn’t last just a day or two, but goes on and on. It… Read More

Green Hills doctor’s efforts get Medicare nod for new therapy

Move could open door to private insurers A Green Hills doctor’s impassioned but unlikely lobbying effort has paid off with the nation’s largest public health insurer: Medicare. As a result, Middle Tennessee psychiatrists, as of Dec. 1, are among the first in the nation to receive Medicare reimbursement for an expensive new treatment for depression,… Read More

Nashville Psychiatrist Sees Success with NeuroStar

W. Scott West, MD, was a pioneer in April 2010. That’s when the Nashville psychiatrist was the first in Tennessee to offer NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy® for the treatment of depression. More than a year later, his decision has been proven sound. West has provided more than 300 NeuroStar sessions. While all of his… Read More

2011 Health Care Heroes

WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU ON THE JOB? Watching a group of people come together as a team to meet the needs of a patient is a positive memory I have seen in many contexts. IF YOU HAD TO WORK ANOTHER JOB IN HEALTH CARE, WHAT WOULD IT BE… Read More

Executive Profile: Dr. W. Scott West

On why it makes sense to go with your gut, his love for the rural life of a Montana cowboy and why all roads lead to a backyard barbecue. Dr. Scott West, a Nashville psychiatrist for nearly 25 years, is one of five doctors with Associated Psychiatrists of Nashville. He is also medical director of… Read More

Pioneering Treatment of Depression Through Magnetic Therapy

There’s a new option for patients whose depression is not alleviated by antidepressant medication and Dr. Scott West is proud to offer the FDA-cleared treatment to Nashville and Tennessee. Called NeuroStar TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy® , the non-invasive therapy has been demonstrated to be effective and safe according to clinical studies. Depression impacts more than… Read More