TMS Therapy and Postpartum Depression

Posted by Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. on Oct 16, 2019 12:24:36 PM

It is not uncommon for new mothers to have a period of depression or anxiety after the birth of their child, generally referred to as the “baby blues.”  This can include disruption in sleep, increase in anxiety, mood swings, crying, etc.  In about 15% of cases, these symptoms become long-lasting and more severe, turning into what is clinically referred to as postpartum depression.

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Topics: Postpartum Depression, TMS Therapy Treatment

TMS Solutions Opens New Depression Treatment Office In Broomfield, Colorado.

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Oct 9, 2019 6:27:38 PM

Christopher Blackburn, TMS Solutions Founder is pleased to announce, that along with Dr. Roderick S. O'Brien, M.D., M.B.A., they will begin treating patients for their depression at 11001 W. 120th Ave., Suite 450 in Broomfield, CO. 

TMS Solutions utilizes the latest in equipment and technology developed through a collaboration of Silicon Valley technology and forward-thinking medical scientists.  These devices utilize MRI-strength magnetic pulses to stimulate neurons in the area of the brain that controls mood and promotes the release of the chemicals targeted by antidepressants – all without the terrible side-effects of prescription drugs.  TMS does not introduce electricity into the brain and is NOT ECT or shock therapy.

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Topics: press

Helping TMS: Betting On Predictions

Posted by Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. on Sep 19, 2019 1:44:20 PM

As I’ve mentioned before in different blog posts, anxiety and worry are comorbid, or occur together, with depression about 60% of the time.  Also, as I’ve mentioned, I’ve found it interesting as a behaviorist to watch people engage in behavior over and over again that does not work, yet they continue to do it.  As the punchline to one of my favorite stories goes, “If it makes you sick, why do you do it?” 

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Topics: TMS Therapy Treatment

Denver Brain Run September 21st

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Sep 17, 2019 2:29:58 PM

Rain or shine, come on out for the Denver Brain Run at Sloan's Lake Park on September 21st.

TMS Solutions is excited to participate in the upcoming Brain Run in Denver, Colorado this weekend. Corporately we'll have eleven runners from our ten offices and two virtual runners. We're excited for mental health and awareness and hope if you're in Denver, that you'll come out and support the cause!

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Topics: Mental Health, News

In the Shadow of Greatness

Posted by Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. on Aug 23, 2019 10:30:16 AM

It is a rare privilege to live in the age of giants whose discoveries change forever the direction of your specialty field.  It is even a greater privilege to be educated by these great minds.  I had the privilege and honor of learning from Dr. B.F. Skinner in the early 70s as he changed my direction to behaviorism which I have practiced for the last 50 years.  In a similar way, Dr. Tony Barker, the inventor of transcranial magnetic stimulation, has changed the course of psychiatry by introducing it to neuromodulation, and in doing so, has certainly changed my focus over the last number of years.

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Topics: Depression, Neuromodulation