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Harvard Medical School: Feb 23, 2018

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn depression’

Approximately 50% to 60% of people with depression who have tried and failed to receive benefit from medications experience a clinically meaningful response with TMS.

Palo Alto Online: Oct 27, 2017

‘Through Stanford brain research, the depressed feel ‘whole’ again’

Though the accelerated version of TMS is new, the therapy itself is not radical. Developed in the late 1980s, Stanford has offered it clinically to patients since the late 1990s, Williams said.

Psychiatry Advisor: Oct 20, 2017

“Maintenance TMS for Treatment-Resistant Depression”

Psychiatry Advisor looks at new studies investigating the efficacy and safety of maintenance TMS following successful acute treatment with TMS or ECT in treatment-resistant unipolar or bipolar depression.

National Post: Sep 17, 2017

“New Research Found Antidepressants May Increase Risk Of Early Death”
Canadian Newspaper the National Post reports on new research which suggests antidepressants dispensed by the millions in Canada increase the risk of dying early.

Boston Globe: Sep 12, 2017

“Magnetic Pulses Into The Brain? They’re Actually An Established Treatment For Depression, Now Getting Easier To Find”
Boston Globe reporter Felice J. Freyer explores the growth of TMS treatment and the experiences of some patients using the treatment.

Time: Jul 27, 2017

“A New Hope For Depression”
Time writer Mandy Oaklander speaks to depression sufferers, for whom mainstream treatment isn’t working. Time reports around 12% of Americans take antidepressants, but these treatments don’t work for everyone.

Military News: Mar 11, 2017

“VA Uses New Therapy To Treat Depression” reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing TMS as a new option to help fight depression.

Psychiatry Advisor: Dec 02, 2016

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression”
Psychiatry Advisor reports on studies from Finland where researchers at Turku University Hospital in Finland assessed the effects of TMS for pain relief and sleep and psychiatric disorders.

New York Post: Oct 27, 2016

“Magnets Cured My Depression”
New York Post journalist Polina Yamshchikov speaks to patients suffering from depression who are undergoing TMS surgery after failing to see improvement with medication.

Washington Post: Aug 27, 2015

“How Magnets ‘Reset’ Depressed Brains”
The Washington Post reports on how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment works with the use of an electromagnetic coil to deliver small, powerful bursts of energy to targeted areas known to be involved in mood regulation.

Yahoo Health: May 25, 2015

“10 Drug-Free Therapies for Depression”
Yahoo Health reports on a study which shows only 30 percent of people with severe depression achieve remission with the first medication prescribed, and looks at alternative drug-free treatments.

US News and World Report: Dec 15, 2014

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: What Is It And Who Needs It?”
Martha Rhodes, author of ‘3,000 Pulses Later’ shares her story of success with TMS treatment with US News & World Report reporter Kirsten Fawcett.

Medscape Medical News: May 24, 2014

“TMS for Resistant Depression: Long-term Results Are In”
Medscape Medical News looks at the long-term results from the use of TMS treatment for sufferers of resistant depression.

Time: May 13, 2013

“Doctors Treat Depression With Brain Magnets”
Time reports that 20-40% of people cannot tolerate the side effects or do not benefit from antidepressants and looks at the latest advances in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative.

PsychiatricAdvisor: May 20, 2006

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Effective for Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder”
Psychiatric Advisor reports that up to half of individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder do not respond to first-line treatment and looks at transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative.