TMS for Children: The Present and Future of Pediatric Mental Health Treatment

Pediatric mental health treatment is a crucial area of health care that affects the well-being and development of millions of children worldwide. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive and promising treatment option that uses magne
September 20, 2023

How TMS Can Help Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during certain seasons, usually winter, and affects millions of people around the world. People with SAD experience symptoms such as low mood, fatigue, disrupted sleep, loss of int
August 8, 2023

TMS for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of the Evidence and Clinical Implications

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects how people communicate, interact, and behave. ASD is characterized by persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction, as well as restricted, repetitive, and s
July 11, 2023

TMS for Cognitive Enhancement: Brain Stimulation for Memory, Attention, and Executive Function

Cognitive enhancement is the process of improving cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention, and reasoning, beyond the normal range. Cognitive enhancement can be pursued for various reasons, such as treating cognitive impairments, improving perf
June 17, 2023

TMS and Mindfulness Training in Mental Health

Mental health is a vital part of human well-being that affects every aspect of our lives, from our emotions and relationships to our physical health and productivity. However, many people struggle with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety
May 14, 2023

Combining TMS with Psychotherapy for PTSD: Unlocking the Potential Benefits of Integrated Treatment

In the ever-evolving field of mental health care, the search for effective treatments for various psychiatric disorders persists. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has emerged as a promising therapy for conditions like Post-traumatic Stress Dis
April 12, 2023

How TMS Can Help Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors Recover: Current Evidence and Future Directions

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. TBI  involves the temporary or permanent impairment of brain function following physical trauma to the brain and can be caused by a blow to the head,
April 8, 2023

TMS in the Aging Population: Promising Insights into Cognitive Resilience

Cognitive aging is the process of gradual changes in cognitive functions that occur as people get older. Cognitive aging is a natural part of the human lifespan, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Cognitive decline is one of the major diffi
March 19, 2023
TMS brain plasticity

How TMS Boosts Brain Plasticity and Alleviates Depression

Brain plasticity refers to the ability of the brain to change its structure and function in response to environmental stimuli or internal processes. Brain plasticity plays a crucial role in learning, memory, and adaptation to stress and injury. Impai
March 15, 2023

The Impact of Covid-19 on Adolescent Mental Health — and How TMS Therapy Can Help

The past two years has been majorly disruptive for all of us. We’ve lost both jobs and people we love. We’ve been disconnected from our support systems. But as more people get vaccinated and life-as-normal begins to open up again, a “second pan
February 18, 2023

How Many Veteran Suicides Happen Every Day, and What Can We Do About It?

The veteran suicidality rate is alarming: the VA (Veteran Administration) estimates, in a report released in 2020, that 6,435 veterans died by suicide in 2018. This tragic loss of life is a complex issue with many different facets. We need to act now
January 15, 2023

Can TMS Be Used for Addiction?

Drug and alcohol addiction, or substance use disorder, is a potentially deadly condition that affects around 20 million people in the U.S. alone. Nearly 71,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2019. It’s clear that this is a public health crisis t
December 15, 2022

We Need to Have a Conversation About Mental Health in Athletes

The important topic of mental health in athletes is finally getting the spotlight it deserves, thanks to some of sports’ most important players. Right in the middle of 2021’s Tokyo Olympics, world champion gymnast, Simon Biles, made the bravest m
November 11, 2022

Common OCD Themes and How TMS Therapy Can Help

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a common mental health condition that affects around 2.5 million people in the U.S. alone.  You may have heard that there are different “subtypes” of OCD. This is a common misunderstanding. Everyone
October 10, 2022

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Depression in Teenagers

If you’re the parent of a teenager, then you’ve probably noticed that your child has become moodier than usual. They may stop wanting to spend as much time with you, choosing instead to spend time with their friends. They may have even missed cur
October 10, 2022
Alternative Treatments for Postpartum Depression by

Alternative Treatments for Postpartum Depression

It’s common for new mothers to get the “baby blues.” They might notice that their mood is a bit lower than usual, or feel anxious about their new parenting adventure. But for at least 1 in 8 women, these “baby blues” develop into something
July 24, 2022
Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum OCD: What’s the Difference?

Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, and Postpartum OCD: What’s the Difference?

Most people have heard of postpartum depression, a common mental health condition that happens during pregnancy or after giving birth (the perinatal period). But you may not have known that postpartum depression isn’t the only psychological disorde
July 1, 2022

When the Baby Blues Don’t Go Away: Could it Be Postpartum Depression?

There’s no doubt about it: having a baby is hard work. Many new parents struggle with things like lack of sleep, stress, and financial worries — and that’s completely normal. This is often referred to as the “baby blues;” the temporary peri
April 11, 2022
Living With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Southern Colorado TMS

What Does Living with PTSD Feel Like?

Many people are familiar with the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common mental health condition that affects around 6% of the population. But studying the symptoms of PTSD and actually experiencing it are two very different thing
February 18, 2022
How You Can Heal from Postpartum Anxiety

How You Can Heal From Postpartum Anxiety

How You Can Heal From Postpartum Anxiety Imagine this: you’ve just given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. This is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life, at least according to society. You’d expected to spend this time bonding w
January 31, 2022

Managing the anger & frustration that comes from anxiety

When I was a kid, Mr. Rogers was on TV. To be honest, I didn’t really like him, because I thought he was boring in comparison to Sonic the Hedgehog. But at 5 AM, I’d sit on my heater, shirt pulled over my knees, totally spooked by the deep dark f
December 28, 2021

Why WaveNeuro/MeRT TMS?

Some of these patients have had diagnosable illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. More of them just experience that things are not working right: thinking is slow, erratic or distracted, problem solving is hard, sleep is terrible, irritabi
December 10, 2021

TMS for Postpartum Depression

Having a newborn baby is often romanticized as a magical and blissful time, filled with smiles, cuddles, and that new baby smell. For many parents, however, the reality is much more difficult. Although it’s not as openly talked about as it should b
October 22, 2021

Colorado TMS: What Can Trigger a Depressive Episode?

Imagine this: you went through psychotherapy for your depression, and you’ve been symptom-free for years. You’re thriving at your workplace, and you’re able to make and maintain fulfilling social connections. You’re taking care of your body,
September 7, 2021

TMS vs ECT: What’s the Difference, and Which Is Better?

Getting magnetic coils or wires attached to your head to stimulate your brain: this probably isn’t the first thing you picture when you think about treatment for depression. But this is exactly how brain stimulation therapies, including transcrania
September 7, 2021

Mental Health in top performing athletes

Right in the middle of 2021’s Tokyo Olympics, world champion gymnast, Simon Biles, made the bravest move of her career: she removed herself from her team’s final competition. She cited her mental health as the reason, saying, “I have to do what
August 26, 2021

Mental Health in Veterans

How Many Veteran Suicides Happen Every Day, and What Can We Do About It? The veteran suicide rate is alarming: the VA (Veteran Administration) estimates, in a report released in 2020, that 6,435 veterans died by suicide in 2018. More veterans die by
July 20, 2021
Life After TMS

Life After TMS

When beginning a course of treatment for any problem, it’s natural to have questions. Common concerns have to do with side effects, duration, and the potential for long-term changes. Fortunately, TMS side effects are mild, and a course of treatment
February 24, 2021
Is TMS Effective for Bipolar Disorder

Is TMS Effective for Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorders are, by nature, challenging to treat. Type 1 and 2 bipolar disorder are characterized by manic episodes, in which the individual may make choices they would not otherwise make, as well as a depressive phase, in which they experience
February 17, 2021
Long Term Depression Management

Using TMS for Life

Long Term Depression Management Dealing with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or bipolar disorder is often a long-term or even lifelong effort. Symptoms can be treated and remission achieved with the proper treatment plan, but the
February 10, 2021
TMS is FDA Approval

What Does It Mean That “TMS Is FDA-Approved”

TMS Is FDA Approved FDA approval is a big step for any treatment or medication that comes to market. Not all treatments receive this approval — it’s not just a rubber stamp. Before new medical products and devices can be widely used or imported,
February 3, 2021
TMS for Major Depressive Disorder

What Is Major Depressive Disorder?

TMS for Major Depressive Disorder Depression is a frequently misunderstood condition that prompts many questions from both patients and the people around them. What separates depression from normal and appropriate sadness? Why is one a psychological
January 24, 2021
Benefits of Exercise on Depression

Benefits of Exercise on Depression

Exercise can help you cope with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Imagine sitting still for an hour. Or two hours, or three or four. Maybe you can move your arms around and fidget your legs, but nothing else. You’re developing the sort of headach
January 17, 2021
How Much Does TMS Cost

How Much Does TMS Cost

Can I Afford TMS Therapy? What Does TMS Cost? Medical care can be expensive. In America’s health system, there are only a few options when it comes to paying for treatment. Some people have private insurance through their employer or that they buy
January 10, 2021
TMS Side Effects

Does TMS Have Side Effects?

TMS Side Effects It’s natural to weigh potential positive outcomes with potential negative outcomes when making any decision. It’s even more natural when that decision deals with your health. Everyone has seen those TV commercials for prescriptio
December 17, 2020