Staying Ahead of the SAD Curve

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Nov 12, 2019 10:55:04 AM

Here we are, creeping steadily closer to the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice on December 21st, the official start of winter.  If you've managed to reset your daily routine (and that of your kids and pets) after the recent time change, you're doing pretty well.  But what if you aren't?  Well, there's a logical reason--and it's not just the start of the Christmas commercials on TV and the Christmas decor popping up in local stores.

Seasonal Affective Disorder , or SAD, is an illness affecting many Americans. Approximately  half the time, d epression is associated with SAD. According to Psychology Today, "Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD...many people with SAD report at least one close relative with a psychiatric disorder, most frequently a severe depressive disorder (55 percent) or alcohol abuse (34 percent).” 21st, the official start of winter. 
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Topics: Dealing with Depression, Depression, SAD, Depression and Anxiety, TMS Therapy Treatment

CSU Student Sings Her Way Through Depression

Posted by TMS Solutions Staff on Nov 4, 2015 10:36:54 AM

In a fresh post from Colorado State University’s “Humans of CSU”, a forum where stories of people on campus are shared, there was a story about a female student, whose singing and TMS therapy helped her cope with mental illness and major depression. These human stories are told in the first person and written by the CSU Collegian Staff.

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Topics: Dealing with Depression, TMS Therapy

TMS Solutions Bringing HOPE To People With Depression - Patient Brochure

Posted by Christopher Blackburn on Jul 15, 2015 4:17:00 PM

Depression is a serious illness, affecting approximately 16.1 million people in the U.S, and 350 million people worldwide. Depression is a "life stealer”, it grays over and weights down joy and vitality, and is becoming the largest health burden in world health. For years, medication has helped manage symptoms, however, many patients are just not satisfied with the results, nor the nasty side effects they get with the “cocktail” of standard drug based therapy.  There is hope…

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Topics: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Dealing with Depression, TMS Therapy, Depression Solutions

Venture Out To Expand Availability Of Depression Treatment

Posted by Phil Castle, The Business Times on May 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

(Reprint of the article and photo by Phil Castle, The Business Times, March 18th, 2015)

In this photo, Dr. Robert Sammons demonstrates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at Rocky Mountain TMS in Grand Junction.

TMS Therapy uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain in a region associated with mood regulation to relieve symptoms of major depression.

Dr. Robert Sammons counts major depression among the worst conditions he treats because of the debilitating effects and limited quality of life those who suffer from depression experience.
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Topics: About TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Dealing with Depression, TMS Therapy, Depression