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Blog Archive

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Migraines Aug 7th, 2022

1) What are Migraines? Migraines are a very common headache disorder affecting about 15% of adults. They often start at puberty and worsen in middle age. Migraines are one of the leading cause of disability in the United States. The first description of migraines was written on papyrus in Egypt...

Rapid Depression Relief with Stanford's SAINT Treatment Jul 30th, 2022

https://apple.news/AHxN7Wd0dR-y8MmTbbt2KDQ Here at Houston West TMS we have been doing intermittent Theta Burst treatments for years. We use the standard method of locating the correct area of the Dorsal Prefrontal Cortex to focus our treatment on since we do not have access to the neuroimaging capabilities of a research medical...

FDA Cleared Brainsway Deep TMS for Anxious Depression Oct 30th, 2021

Brainsway Deep TMS has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of comorbid anxiety symptoms in adults with Depression.  At Houston West TMS, we have been treating depression and anxiety with positive results.  It is great that the studies back up what we have seen clinically. The good news...

Brainsway Deep TMS has been FDA cleared for 3 minute Theta Burst treatments for Major Depression Oct 9th, 2021

In April 2021, Brainsway Deep TMS received FDA clearance for a 3-minute Intermittent Theta Burst (iTBS) Protocol for Treatment-Resistant Depression.  iTBS is a stimulation protocol that delivers 600 magnetic pulses in bursts of 3 pulses at a time, hence it is called intermittent theta-burst. The traditional Deep TMS protocol consists...

Brainsway Deep TMS is now FDA cleared for treating Cigarette Addiction Oct 2nd, 2021

Brainsway Deep TMS was the first TMS device to have been FDA cleared for Smoking Addiction.  Brainsway TMS works by generating powerful magnetic pulses that create electrical currents in specific areas of the brain. These electrical currents activate brain cells and neuronal networks in the brain to produce the desired...

Anxiety during Covid and Beyond Jan 23rd, 2021

Life can be stressful during a global pandemic and it has magnified the level of stress in the population. Fear of disease and death have been primal fears since the dawn of man. No one has total control over diseases and no one avoids death. With Covid 19, we are...

12 Tips to Reduce and Prevent Tinnitus (including TMS) Jan 10th, 2021

1) Do talk to your doctor if your tinnitus is affecting your mood, causing anxiety or depression, disturbing your sleep or your ability to perform your job. 2) Do consult a physician to rule out hearing loss or other medical conditions that can cause tinnitus. 3) Do talk to your...

9 Types of Medications that can cause Tinnitus Jan 1st, 2021

Tinnitus is defined as a perception of noise (which can include ringing, hissing, buzzing, roaring, humming, etc) that isn't related to noise outside of the head.  It is very common occurring in 15 percent of population at some point of their life. Tinnitus is usually subjective meaning only the individual...

Ongoing Research in Personalized Treatments for Depression Aug 3rd, 2020

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is expanding its Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program into a translational research and clinical center. The upcoming launch of the Department of Psychiatry’s new TMS Center underscores a transformative new chapter in not only treating depression, but also diagnosing it. This dual effect is largely due...

Covid-19 and TMS Apr 9th, 2020

Houston West TMS and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Our practice is continually monitoring the CDC Guidelines and recommendations from Brainsway and will adjust precautions as necessary to ensure the safety of our patients. We are enforcing recommended Social Distancing for patients and staff throughout our office and waiting room. All patients...

Brainsway Deep TMS is Featured on CBS News Oct 24th, 2019

  Check out the new Testimonials page with testimonials from actual patients. Here is a review by a patient at Houston West TMS. “I made the appointment with Dr. Drell and I had a ton of questions. He took the time to fully explain everything about TMS. After only 3...

Dr. Drell MD is Listed as one of the TOP 3 BEST PSYCHIATRISTS in HOUSTON Aug 29th, 2019

We were excited to discover Dr. Drell was chosen as one of the three best psychiatrists in Houston based on all web reviews online. He is the only one to do Deep TMS.

New Approach to Depression: Brainsway Deep TMS Jul 23rd, 2019

https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/new-approach-to-depression Read the New York Times article here.

Brainsway was Featured in the Atlantic Apr 20th, 2019

Click HERE to read the article about Brainsway Deep TMS and how it’s helping so many people.   **Picture credit to theAtlantic.com**

“TMS: A Top Down Process” Article Mar 20th, 2019

An excerpt from the article explaining what TMS is trying to change: There are cortical and sub-cortical loops, or circuits, and generally with depressed patients, they have a lack of cortical control, or sort of decreased top down functioning, if you will, between these areas of the brain. Generally, when you stimulate or modulate the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex,...

Rebooting the Brain with Deep TMS Article. Read below to learn more about TMS Mar 17th, 2019

Rebooting the Brain with Deep TMS Article

Brainsway Deep TMS is FDA APPROVED for OCD Aug 31st, 2018

Brainsway Gets FDA Approved for OCD