New Approach to Depression

ShareMartha 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?

ShareTranscranial 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 others. The good news is that studies have shown TMS to be a safe treatment with a relatively few and minor side-effects.  This is echoed in an blogspot published Sunday March 3, 2013 in “NeuoChambers”. “….TMS researchers is that our study adds to a body of evidence that TMS is safe for human use under carefully controlled conditions. The adverse effects we did observe were mostly very minor (no seizures!) and only a few participants withdrew from the experiments. Our main recommendation is that it would be useful for the TMS community to monitor adverse effects more closely and to adopt standard methods for doing so. We provide relevant monitoring forms as part of our paper.”   If you have questions please contact the TMS Center of Colorado,...

NARSAD Grantee Leads New Study Proving Efficacy of TMS for Depression

ShareTranscranial 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 settings. In this new study, Dr. Carpenter and her colleagues reviewed outcomes data from 307 patients, from 42 clinical TMS practice sites and concluded the efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression.  The TMS Center of Colorado, LLC was the first facility to offer the FDA cleared Neurostar TMS treatment therapy for major depressive disorders in Colorado. Our offices are located in Denver. Please contact our center for additional information or...

TMS featured on the Dr. Oz Show

ShareMarch 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 depression. TMS is a non-invasive, non-systemic outpatient therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorders. The Neurostar Therapy System is FDA cleared for the treatment of depression in patients who have not received significant benefit from medication or who are not able to tolerate medications used to treat depression. For additional information about Neurostar TMS Therapy in Colorado contact our office at 303-884-3867. To see NeuroStar featured on the Dr. Oz Show, follow the links below: Dr. Oz TMS Part 1 Dr. Oz TMS Part...

New Trial Data Confirm Clinical Effectiveness With NeuroStar TMS Therapy

ShareNeuronetics 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  alternative. “These data add to the impressive body of evidence that support the positive impact that TMS Therapy may have on patients living with major depression,” said Karl Lanocha, M.D., Medical Director of The TMS Center of New England, regarding the Neuronetics study. The results of this study was released at the American Psychiatric Association meeting on May 15, 2011 in Hawaii. The TMS Center of Colorado, LLC has been providing TMS therapy in Denver, Colorado since 2009. We serve the entire Rocky Mountain region including the front range communities; Colorado Springs, Boulder, Loveland, Fort Collins,  Longmont, Greeley, Denver as well as mountain communities such as Aspen, Vail and Steamboat Springs. We have also had patients from Wyoming, Montana and Missouri. In addition to treating MDD, we are interested in the use of TMS for such off-label conditions as chronic pain, tinnitus, auditory hallucinations and Parkisons...

NeuroStar Magnetic Therapy helps a man after years of medication, shock therapy.

ShareTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS or rTMS) can help many patients who have suffered for years with major depression. Many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of  medication or ECT. TMS has been proven in studies to be a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering from depression. NeuroStar TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy is FDA-cleared for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from undergoing prior prescribed rounds of antidepressant medications TMS treatment has been FDA-cleared since 2008. The TMS Center of Colorado, LLC was the first NeuroStar provider of this therapy in Colorado. TMS Center of Colorado began accepting patients in late...

TMS Center of Colorado Makes KCNC News in Denver

ShareMajor Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects up to 50 million people in the USA. The affects of the disease on the person with MDD, their family and co-workers/employers can be devastating.  Time away from family and activities, lost work days and productivity, and side affects of  conventional treatment are some of the costs associated with MDD.  There is a relatively new treatment for MDD which was described in a television news segment which aired on March 22, 2011 on KCNC, Channel 4 in Denver. This treatment is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation TMS or rTMS).  NeuroStar TMS therapy is a FDA cleared treatment for major depressive disorder. TMS has also been used clinically in off label treatment and in clinical research to treat a wide variety of other neuorlogical and neuro-psychiatric conditions, including: chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phantom limb pain, depression associated with Parkinson’s Disease, post partum depression, tinnitus, auditory halucinations, and other conditions. The NeuroStar TMS therapy system has been available in Colorado since November 2009 through the TMS Center of Colorado, LLC, located in Denver. This center was the first in Colorado (and the Rocky Mountain Region) to treat patients using this state of the art technology. There is hope for those suffering from MDD and other conditions. Watch KCNC...

Magnetic Therapy May Prevent Depression Relapse

ShareA recent study suggests that Transcranial Magmentic Stimulation may provide long lasting benefits to people who have not responded well to antidepressants. Researchers from several international medical centers (including Rush University Medical Center, Stanford University Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic) selected 301 people with major depression that had proven resistant to antidepressant therapy. While 155 of the participants received a six-week treatment of TMS, 146 received a sham procedure. A total of 142 people from either group whose depression abated after the six-week period went on to the second phase of the study, a three-week transition during which they were tapered off TMS treatment while starting on an antidepressant for maintenance therapy. During the six months that followed this phase, participants could receive additional TMS treatment if they showed signs of relapse. Only 10% of the people who had originally responded well to TMS experienced a relapse in the six-month follow-up. What’s more, 84% of the people who received additional TMS treatment achieved symptom improvement and mood stability during the follow-up period demonstrating that TMS is a “meaningful rescue intervention.” The most common side effects of TMS reported in the study included insomnia, headache, anxietyand other effects. TMS provides a relatively safe effective treatment for...