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What is Spravato (esketamine) and how can it help with my depression?

Treatment refractory depression is a very prevalent and debilitating problem. Our clinic offers some much needed treatment options as alternatives to standard antidepressant medications which often fail due to inefficacy or side effects. In addition to TMS which we’ve discussed in prior blogs, we are also happy to offer Spravato (esketamine), another treatment for treatment-resistant …

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What are Theta Burst Stimulation and Accelerated TMS Protocols?

Here at Houston Mind and Brain, in addition to normal deep TMS, we also offer two alternative forms of TMS treatment: theta burst stimulation (TBS) and accelerated TMS protocols. TBS is a variation of deep TMS that uses low stimulation intensity and a short treatment length (~ 7 minutes compared to 20 minutes for standard …

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Meet Dr. Raymond Cho!

Dr. Cho is the medical director, president, and a board-certified psychiatrist here at Houston Mind and Brain. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Cho received his M.D and M.Sc in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and received additional graduate training in Psychology at Princeton University. Over …

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How can TMS help with my OCD?

Did you know that transcranial magnetic stimulation can treat OCD? Similar to depression, many who suffer from OCD have tried cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes without significant improvement or had many side effects. Luckily, TMS for OCD offers an alternative treatment that is safe, effective, and has been approved by the FDA since …

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What is maintenance TMS and how durable are the effects of TMS?

Although TMS treatment is very effective in treating depression for those who have seen little to no benefit from antidepressant medication, there have been some studies showing that the therapeutic effect of TMS can wane over time. A 2019 study assessing the durability of TMS antidepressant effects showed that around half of TMS patients saw …

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What is the difference between traditional TMS and deep TMS?

There are two primary forms of TMS: traditional TMS and deep TMS. These two TMS treatment methods differ in the type of coil used to deliver magnetic pulses to the brain. Traditional TMS, which uses a ‘figure-of-8’ coil (because of its shape), was developed before deep TMS and is most common throughout the TMS industry. …

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What is TMS and how can it help with my depression?

Major depressive disorder is often a difficult condition to treat, and many who have depression have tried lifestyle changes, therapy, and medication without any significant improvement or with many side effects. Here’s where transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can help! TMS is a rapidly growing non-invasive and insurance-backed treatment for depression that has been FDA-approved since …

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