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Seasonal Affective Disorder; Not Just the Winter Blues

Sometimes the Grinch visits. It might be winter, or it might be summer. It might be part of a larger picture of clinical depression, or it might be only seasonal. Having first been described in 1984, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) has become a recognizable diagnosis that warrants treatment as a type of depression that displays… Read More

An Interview with Schatzie Brunner: Founder of New Way Now

I recently sat down with a colleague and former TMS patient, Schatzie Brunner, to learn more about her new business venture, New Way Now, which is a non-profit organization centered on depression awareness, education and resources. Below are insights from my conversation with former CNN anchor, author, depression advocate and Founder of New Way Now,… Read More

Treating Depression When Medication Doesn’t Work

The recent, tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are a reminder of the battle so many of us are fighting, often silently. Depression doesn’t discriminate, and even celebrities are a part of the 320 million people around the world living with depression. I’ve met many of these individuals in my line of work… Read More

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

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

6 Lessons Learned: Treating Depression with TMS

For a long time, it has been widely known that clinical depression is a complex mental illness. Depression interferes with the ability to live and engage in life. It can be challenging to struggle with a depressed mood that does not respond to treatments. And some depression is not effectively treated despite several medications and… 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

The Impact of TMS Through the Treaters’ Eyes

Eight years ago the team at ThriveLogic TMS + NeuroHealth (ThriveLogic) began providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an alternative option for treating depression. Just like medications or talk therapy, TMS is one tool in the depression-treatment “toolkit” providers are using to help people live healthier, happier lives. Over the years, it has become clear… Read More

Life is Too Short, and Life is Too Long to Let Depression Go Untreated

Depression is an immense health issue. It’s the number one psychiatric disorder in the western world, and according to the World Health Organization, affects 300 million people globally. It’s growing in all age groups and communities so fast that if it continues to increase at its current rate, it will be the second most disabling… Read More

Tend Your Garden and Cultivate Your Brain to Thrive

While I’m a psychiatrist by trade, I do have a bit of a green thumb when it comes to gardening—growing vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees. Sometimes I have been successful, but many times my results were less than fruitful. However, over my 30+ years in private practice, doing inpatient psychiatry and nearly eight years providing… Read More

What is This Thing Called TMS?

Recently I have seen the confusion on various types of neuromodulation treatments in articles. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been such a part of my life over the years that the confusion is confusing, but it is understandable when I step back and take a look. ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and tDCS… Read More

NeuroStar TMS Therapy – Clinical Evidence

Significant Response Was Maintained 12 Months After Acute Depression Treatment In a naturalistic clinical study in 257 patients who did not benefit from antidepressant medications, NeuroStar TMS Therapy® offered durable effect over 1 year following acute treatment.

Clinical Studies are Conducted to Further TMS Knowledge

85-year-old Barbara Powell is a participant in a TMS clinical study at Emory University. She discusses how her depression has changed her relationships, especially those with whom she is closest, including her husband.

Complete Remission from Treatment-Resistant Depression is Possible

NeuroStar TMS Therapy® – The Complete Clinical Solution for Depression Neuronetics, the company that developed the first FDA-cleared device for treating Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), created this video to show us how TMS affects the brain.

Transcranial Magnetic Therapy Offers Hope for Depression

Electromagnetic Therapy Offers Hope for Depression The Sound of Music star in the role of Liesel, Charmian Carr is open about her lifelong battle with depression and her TMS treatment at UCLA. She achieved sustained relief after more than 20 years of struggle. “I think Charmian Carr is a great inspiration as an actress and... Read More

The Story of Greg’s Recovery from Chronic Debilitating Depression

Greg has dealt with depression so debilitating that he remained in bed for five years. He recalls his wife sitting on the edge of the bed before she left for work one day and saying, “I understand how much you are suffering. If you are not here when I get back this evening, I will... Read More

NeuroStar TMS in the News

Watch news clips from around the US – both National and Local. NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.

ThriveLogic (Nashville TMS) First Visit

At ThriveLogic Nashville (formerly known as Nashville TMS), during your first visit, we'll get you assessed in the chair with the machine to customize future TMS treatment visits.

Depression and its Treatment

Watch the video to learn about the neural circuits affected in depression and the molecular and cellular changes that might hold the key to treating it. Created by the editors at Nature Neuroscience.

What is Depression?

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the U.S., close to 10 percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol.

Personality Disorders – Antisocial Personality Disorder

People with personality disorders experience patterns of behavior, feelings, and thinking that can: Interfere with a person’s life Create problems at work and school Cause issues in personal and social relationships Personality disorders include: Antisocial Personality Disorder Antisocial personality disorder is a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating,… Read More