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Understanding the Range and Severity of Depression Comorbidities

By: W. Scott West, MD Depression is a complex and challenging brain disorder for those who suffer to manage. But, what happens when other illnesses are added to depression? It only creates more challenges. In the medical field, we call this comorbidity, and it happens with frequency. Conditions associated with depression include anxiety, post-traumatic stress… 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

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