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Depression is a serious, albeit often overlooked, mental condition. Although many of us face days when we are sad, tired, and lonely, depression causes these symptoms on a more constant basis for those that are affected. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) cites that over 18% of American citizens suffer from depression. In Los Angeles, there are many possible depression treatments available - from natural solutions, such as changes in diet and sleep patterns, to clinical solutions, such as depression medication and talk therapy. However, many of those suffering from treatment-resistant depression, where depression symptoms do not lessen or disappear regardless of the treatments attempted... Read more



Leave depression behind and start again with Brainsway Deep TMS, a unique safe non-invasive and highly effective treatment. Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) activates deep brain regions which are responsible for depression, generating significant improvement for patients, including those who tried several cycles of antidepressants. Brainsway Deep TMS is a treatment that does not require any hospitalization or anesthesia, and does not entail any memory loss or systemic side effects. Deep TMS requires 20 brief daily sessions, 20 minutes each, over a period of four to five weeks.

In each session, the patient is seated comfortably in a chair, and a padded helmet is gently placed on the patient’s head. A unique patented coil within the helmet creates brief magnetic fields, similar to those used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The magnetic fields briefly stimulate the brain area. After each session, the patient returns home independently and resumes his/her daily routine.

Side Effects: Deep TMS has no relationship to ECT (Electroconvulsive Treatment). Deep TMS does not cause memory impairment, nor require a hospital setting, anesthesia, or restraints. The vast majority of patients tolerate each session without any difficulty.

Patients with most medical conditions are eligible for treatment. Certain conditions require individual evaluation.



The Comorbidity of Alcohol Abuse and Depression

According to the National Institute of Health, comorbidity is the presence of more than one distinct condition in an individual. The term condition encompasses a broad spectrum of health issues, including mental and physical disorders, illnesses and diseases. Within the study of psychiatry, comorbidity is often referred to as dual diagnosis, and…

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When is Seasonal Effective Disorder Most Prevalent?

Seasonal affective depression, or SAD, is a type of major depressive disorder that is usually triggered by changes to a person’s environment during the winter or summer months. SAD is often referred to as ‘winter depression,’ ‘seasonal depression,’ ‘summertime sadness’ or ‘winter blues.’ SAD was first formally identified in 1984 by the…

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Common Types of Depression

Most everybody feels down once in a while; however, for millions of people, such experiences severely impact their day-to-day lives. Losing a loved one, suffering a physical injury or general stress creates prolonged and debilitating feelings of grief, hopelessness and can lead to suicide. However, sometimes depression is sparked b no apparent…

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Can TMS Therapy Help Addiction?

Addiction treatment is a constantly evolving science as researchers discover options that are more effective than anything previously available. Smoking is one of the hardest addictions that one can attempt to beat. The dangers of smoking are nothing new. The Centers for Disease Control estimated that about 17 percent of adults, or…

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) impacts certain people during specific times of the year.  More precisely, it is a type of depression that alters the mood of afflicted individuals during  certain seasons. These mood changes typically occur when there is less sunlight during the day; it is commonly experienced during the winter. People…

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How to Quit Smoking in One Month

Smoking is a detrimental habit to have as far as health is concerned. It is such a health risk that it is considered to be the leading cause of preventable death in the world. This is why recent times have seen an influx of people trying to quit smoking. For those who…

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