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, your mind, and your spirit. Then, something happens — maybe you get laid off from your job, or you …

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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 transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), work. When considering brain stimulation therapy, it’s important to recognize …

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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 averages just 4-6 weeks in length. During that period, each session lasts only about half …

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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 underlying psychological problem can remain. Sometimes, people feel okay while medicated and then decide to try tapering off, only to …

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