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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

Change is the Only Constant

It’s believed that Heraclitus once said, “the only thing that is constant is change.” And he may have gotten that right. Recently there have been numerous articles and news features about change, spanning various industries, regions, and cultures. Some stories that caught my attention, I’ll highlight in the following thoughts, but in general, the consistent… Read More

An Interview with Michelle Cochran, MD, FAPA: Clinical TMS Society Board President

I recently sat down with an industry colleague, and we had an open discussion on the Clinical TMS Society’s role and impact on TMS Therapy and the future of the treatment for depressed patients. Below are insights from Clinical TMS Society Board President and fellow psychiatrist, Michelle Cochran, MD FAPA. Q: What is The Clinical… Read More

Dr. Scott West and NeuroStar TMS Therapy for Depression – News Channel 4 WSMV

Anti-depressants are the most common way to tackle depression, but they don't work for everyone, and medications often come with side effects. TMS Therapy is rising in popularity as an effective treatment, helping millions of Americans to feel joy again. Dr. W. Scott West shares insight on this proven technology. Click the image below to... 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

They Want Their Lives Back!

The last blog in this space was an interview with Schatzie Brunner, who discussed her experiences with TMS treatment. Recently, I ran across an article in Readers Digest in which Natalie DeGravel speaks similarly highly about her TMS experience at UCLA. This is important to me because there was a similar testimony with a video… 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

From Then to Now: How TMS is Shaping Our Future

Seven years ago, my practice began using a new treatment for depression that was cleared by the FDA in 2008, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a technology I have been following for the previous 20 years, and it appeared to have the potential to help people struggling with depression that had not benefitted… Read More

Dr. Scott West and TMS – The New Depression Treatment / News Channel 4 WSMV

W. Scott West., MD is proud to have been the psychiatrist to bring NeuroStar TMS Therapy® to Tennessee in 2010. Having treated patients with Major Depressive Disorder, in an outpatient and inpatient environment, he realized the limitations of existing treatment options.

NeuroStar Patient Wellness Video / Former CNN Anchor Schatzie Brunner

Former CNN Anchor Schatzie Brunner talks about how she found wellness with NeuroStar Treatment by Dr. Scott West and ThriveLogic (Nashville TMS).

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.

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

WRFN NAMI Radio Hour Interview with Dr. Scott West

Dr. Scott West and Jeff Fladen, NAMI Executive Director, as Dr. West gives a live radio interview on WRFN NAMI Radio Hour. The NAMI Radio Hour features conversations with guests weekly exploring the topic of mental illness and recovery. The show is live Wednesdays at 10 AM CST on radiofreenashville.org or podcast on PodOmatic. 107.1... Read More