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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 with OCD has the same diagnosis, and the disorder isn’t separated into different types. However, there are different …

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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 curfew or come home smelling of beer occasionally. All of these things …

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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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