Mindfulness

The word “mindfulness” is defined by Webster’s Online Dictionary as the “trait of staying aware of or paying close attention to.” The concept of mindfulness actually stems from Buddhist psychology, which referenced the concept more than 2,500 years ago and is defined as “awareness, circumspection, discernment, and retention.” (Black, D.S. 2011. A brief definition of...

Depression and Sleep

At TMS Center of Colorado, we are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest advances in the treatment of depression and related conditions. We’re especially interested in the latest research on the link between insomnia and depression, which shows that a small amount of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat insomnia combined with treatment for depression can make a significant difference in treating both insomnia and...

Smoking Cessation Study

The TMS Center of Colorado is excited to announce our participation in a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the use of Deep TMS for smoking cessation. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the world, and tobacco use causes more than five million deaths per year worldwide. Accordingly, new treatments for tobacco addiction are essential to help curtail the public health burden that tobacco use...

How Do you Explain What it’s Like to Live with Depression?

We know it can be hard to explain to people who don’t suffer from depression what it’s like to live with it. We came across this video and wanted to share it. The video does a great job of explaining in clear-cut terms what it’s like to live with clinical depression. Depression is a complex disease, but there is...

New Approach to Depression

Martha Rhodes experienced her first bout of depression at 13. By her late 50s, she had taken just about every antidepressant there is, including … Read this compelling article about Martha Rhodes experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation.See the full New York Times article...

Briefing: How safe is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was FDA approved for the treatment in major depressive disorder in 2008. TMS has been in use by the TMS Center of Colorado since November 2009. In addition to clinical use for treating depression, TMS has been used both in off-label use and in research for a variety of other conditions including; tinnitus, PTSD, anxiety associated with depression, and...

NARSAD Grantee Leads New Study Proving Efficacy of TMS for Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation continues to show great promise in the treatment of major depressive disorder. It was FDA cleared in 2008 and research on the efficacy and uses of TMS has continued. NARSAD Grantee Linda Carpenter, M.D. has recently authored a study which shows for the first time that TMS is an effective treatment for depression in real-life clinical practice...

TMS featured on the Dr. Oz Show

March 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM on Channel 7 (ABC), transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy used to treat resistant depression will be featured on the Dr. Oz Show. The show will feature a TMS physician and a patient, who has benefited from this effective non-pharmacological approach to treatment resistant depression. The TMS Center of Colorado is the first center in Colorado to use the Neurostar TMS therapy system in treating...

New Trial Data Confirm Clinical Effectiveness With NeuroStar TMS Therapy

Neuronetics sponsored an observational study of patients in the “real world” which confirms the clinical effectiveness and adherence rates of patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) treated with the NeuroStar TMS Therapy system. This data continues to support the premise that patients with MDD who do not find relief with medication or who are unable to tolerate the medicines side effects have an effective, proven non-invasive and non-systemic...