Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Leave You Feeling S.A.D

Seasonal Affective Disorder Can Leave You Feeling S.A.D

Even in the warm southern state of Alabama, there comes a time when we say goodbye to the bright and cheery days of summer. Soon, the sunshine and warmth of summer will be replaced by the grays and blues that fill the landscape as fall and winter approach. This...
Anxiety, Stress, or Something More?

Anxiety, Stress, or Something More?

A Complicated Relationship With depression, it can seem like life suddenly lost its flavor. The things you used to do for fun feel like a chore and you’re left with little to no energy to function. For some people, depression has a sudden onset …and for others, the...
Helping someone in Crisis – Healthcare Professional Resources

Helping someone in Crisis – Healthcare Professional Resources

As healthcare providers, we are on the frontline to identify patients that may be suicidal. To educate the community (and also our colleagues) TMS Huntsville has assembled a FREE Suicide Awareness Healthcare Professional Resource Kit. Each part of the kit can be...
Clinical Depression is More Than Just Having a “Bad Day”

Clinical Depression is More Than Just Having a “Bad Day”

As much as we try to stay positive and motivated, we all have bad days. After all, no one is immune to life’s challenges or setbacks. It’s also safe to say that we’ve all experienced sadness- and will likely face it again at some point. In fact, sadness is a normal...
Neurostar – The Pioneer

Neurostar – The Pioneer

Neurostar In The Beginning I recently had a patient who told me they saw an advertisement put out by Neurostar touting the benefits of TMS therapy. I guess things have come along way since I first started treating patients with TMS therapy in 2011. At that time, only...
Big Trucks and Acronym Confusion

Big Trucks and Acronym Confusion

What in the World is TRD? I was eating lunch at Chick-fil-A the other day and looking out the window at the intersection I saw a Toyota truck with the big letters TRD proudly painted on passenger door. I did a double take because those three letters resonate with me...
It’s Spring Time! Don’t Let A Mood Disorder Keep You Down!

It’s Spring Time! Don’t Let A Mood Disorder Keep You Down!

Spring is here and everyone is eager to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Except, perhaps, those with a mood disorder. If you are not feeling “spring fever” because of persistent sadness, worry, or anxiety, you may have a mood disorder. Many people are not...
Tapping and Talking for Depression

Tapping and Talking for Depression

I just got back from Vancouver Canada where our team attended the Clinical TMS Society meeting. I went with Dr. Hayden and Dr. Caires because this is the one big annual international meeting with over 500 treatment providers for TMS therapy. There were physicians and...
TMS Therapy Now Offered in Huntsville!

TMS Therapy Now Offered in Huntsville!

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of Major Depression that utilizes pulses of magnetic energy, similar in strength to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, to stimulate areas of the brain...