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The Depression Calculator for Employers

What’s good for business should also be good for employees, as the majority of companies’ lifeblood depends on its workforce productivity. Recently, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health released its Depression Calculator, a tool that estimates the cost of depression for employers as well as offers helpful resources. Individuals that... Read More

Suicide; What People are Saying

Suicide is a critical issue in our society, and we continue to struggle with how to deal with it. The CDC’s latest release of statistics indicated that suicide rates in 25 states experienced increases of greater than 30% from 1999 to 2016 was amplified when we found out about the recent suicides of two celebrities,… 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

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

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

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

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

Martha Rhodes Suffered From Major Depressive Disorder

As she explains in her memoir, NeuroStar TMS Therapy® changed her life. Get a FREE copy of her book, 3,000 Pulses Later: My TMS Journey, courtesy of NeuroStar.

Robert Rodger Recovers from a Lifetime of Chronic Depression

Robert Rodger, age 39, experienced depression since he was a child. He tells his story amid the doubts and fears, through the treatment and into recovery. Robert discloses his intimate thoughts and the things that almost held him back from receiving hope, then recovery.

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 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.

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).

Dr. Oz Investigates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) / Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz investigates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a groundbreaking therapy for depression that’s both noninvasive and FDA-approved. Could this work for you? Watch Part 1 Video>> Watch Part 2 Video>>

Randy I. Pardell MD DFAPA and Martha Rhodes Interviewed on The Daily Buzz

Martha Rhodes discusses her depression and how the Neurostar TMS Therapy® improved her symptoms. Dr. Pardell discusses the science and technology of TMS and demonstrates a 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.

Exciting New Applications for TMS are on the Horizon

TMS for Depression – Dr. Bruce Leuchter Dr. Leuchter, Director of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Somatic Therapies at Weill Cornell Medical College, shows us how TMS has made changes in his patients’ lives and talks about the technology’s potential to bring relief from other disorders, now in clinical trials.

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