One of this week’s reading assignments for our resident doing a clinical TMS rotation through our Spokane clinic was an article published earlier this year by Dr. Debra Kim. Coincidentally, Dr. Kim gave our Clinical TMS Society grand rounds tonight on treating pregnant women with TMS. In 2010, Dr. Kim published one of the first articles using TMS with pregnant women. She stated that many women with depression did not want to take medicine while pregnant. She described an open label study where 10 women were treated with right sided 1 Hz stimulation for 20 sessions with 300 pulses per treatment. She reported a 70% response rate with a 50% reduction in HAM-D scale. Mothers and babies were fine.
The team at TMS Solutions Spokane is pleased to welcome Dr. Meaghan Sprague as the first 4th year psychiatry resident in the Psychiatry Residency Spokane program to combine a TMS component with her ECT rotation.
Maybe it’s because of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I have been thinking that psychiatry is like the scientist on the moon starring into the monolith buried there as they are about to make a second evolutionary jump in development. (If you’ve never read Arthur C. Clark’s book of the same name, it’s a must read and explains everything).
When I tell people what I do at my new job, I get some puzzled and quizzical looks: “TMS therapy—what’s that?”
Fortunately for them, it’s easy for me to relate. I, too, had no idea what TMS therapy was even three months ago.
The time change is behind us, but the effects are beginning to kick in. Depending on where you live, you may be experiencing the Winter Blues due to the lack of sunlight. This seasonal change can have dramatic effects on your mood.
PRESS RELEASE: November 1, 2018
NeuroStar® TMS Therapy, a Drug-free Treatment Option for Depression, Is Now Available In Montrose, Colorado!
TMS Solutions' Co-founder Christopher Blackburn is pleased to announce the opening of their newest office, located in Montrose, where they will now be treating patients suffering from treatment resistant depression utilizing NeuroStar's revolutionary TMS Therapy®. TMS Solutions' newest Treatment Center is located at 1404 Hawk Parkway, Suite 310 in the Milestone Building at the South end of Montrose across from Walmart.