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Square TMS at NAMI Walks Massachusetts

A big thanks to everyone who helped organize the NAMI Walks Massachusetts walk on May 19th. Our TMS team had a great time talking to all the people who turned out to make it a great and successful event. Each year NAMI Mass raises money for for mental health help and education and builds awareness to prevent stigma against mental illness treatment. The funds raised go to help individuals in Massachusetts. This year, the 15th anniversary of NAMI Walks Mass, they raised $491,230 among 1,964 participants. IT was a great time and we look forward to being back to see everyone next walk.

 

https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=708

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For Hard-to-Treat Depression, Brain Stimulation Can Ease Suicidal Thinking

For Hard-to-Treat Depression, Brain Stimulation Can Ease Suicidal Thinking

A specific type of non-invasive brain stimulation, known as rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation), can reduce suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. In fact, 40 percent of the study participants who underwent bilateral rTMS reported that they were no longer experiencing suicidal thoughts. The brain stimulation works by directing magnetic pulses at targeted areas of the brain. Suicidal thinking is a common symptom among people with a variety of mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. It is estimated that about 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a mental illness. The new findings give hope that, upon further evidence, rTMS may offer a new way to prevent suicide in people with hard-to-treat depression, as well as other mental illnesses. “This is one of the

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Do You Have The Right Provider For TMS?

Sometimes It’s difficult to find the right provider for the treatment you are seeking. Harvard Health Blog explores some of the challenges around finding the right fit.

Choosing the right mental health provider – Harvard Health Blog

Different types of mental health providers offer different types of treatments, and any treatment needs to be tailored to an individual’s needs. Understanding the differences between types of providers is the first step to finding the treatment that is best for you.

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn depression – Harvard Health Blog

TMS Hope for Depression, Harvard

For some people suffering from depression, medications and therapy don’t bring adequate relief. A newer treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is well-tolerated and shows promise in helping patients with hard-to-treat depression.

Source: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn depression – Harvard Health Blog

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