MTHFR gene and depression

What is the MTHFR gene and what role does it play in depression? The MTHFR gene is the gene that tells cells in the body how to make the methylenetetrahydrofoloate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme.  This enzyme plays an important role in the body in making amino acids (the protein building blocks) utilizable in the body.  In […]

Chronic stress, depression and TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that involves using magnetic fields to stimulate specific regions of the brain. While TMS is primarily known for its therapeutic effects in treating depression, emerging research suggests that it may also have benefits for alleviating chronic stress. Here’s how TMS can help with chronic stress: Modulation […]

Frequently Asked Questions about TMS

1. Why choose Brighter Day TMS clinic? • We have been serving patients in Fort Collins for over four years and performed over 4000 treatments. • Dr. George is dedicated to the clinic and provides personal attention to each patient. • Our TMS technician works one on one giving TMS treatments and Dr George monitors […]

Exercise, Diet, and Sleep Can Aid TMS Effectiveness

Exercise, Diet, and Sleep Can Aid TMS Effectiveness Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a cutting-edge non-invasive neuromodulation technique, holds immense promise for addressing a variety of neurological and psychiatric conditions. As we delve deeper into the complexities of brain health, it becomes imperative to explore how lifestyle factors, such as sleep quality, exercise habits, and dietary […]

OCD: One of the Most Difficult Mental Health Disorders to Treat

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which the person has a combination of obsessive thoughts associated with compulsive behaviors that temporarily relieve the obsessive thought. In someone with OCD, the OCD prompts them to think random thoughts have meaning.  Most everyone has random thoughts but someone with OCD the random thoughts become obsessions because […]

What the Latest Research Shows: The Success of TMS in Treating Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has gained a lot of attention recently for its success at treating depression, with recent studies backing up its efficacy as a depression treatment. We review recent TMS studies, their findings, and their implications for those struggling with depression. Read on to learn more about the latest successful TMS results and […]

Is Holiday Depression Inevitable?

Though the holidays are celebrated as a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness, your reality may be far from the cheery imagery portrayed in movies and advertisements. Seasonal depression is a common occurrence, but is holiday depression inevitable? Read on to learn more about holiday depression causes and possible treatment options available, brought to you […]

Deep TMS vs. rTMS – Does it Matter?

Since being approved by the FDA for depression treatment in 2008, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has proven to be highly effective as an alternative to traditional treatments such as antidepressants or even electroconvulsive therapy, offering a revolutionary option for individuals seeking relief from the stubborn grip of depression. In this article: What is Deep TMS? […]

How Depression Saps Your Energy and Disrupts Sleep

Depression is an often-misunderstood mental health disorder. It is frequently associated with “feeling down” or a persistent sadness, but depression is much more than that. While melancholy and sadness are characteristics of depression, the disorder has a profound effect on multiple body systems, affecting emotional well-being, concentration, and energy levels. In this article: How Depression […]

Is TMS Dangerous?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has gained significant support as a groundbreaking solution for managing depression. TMS is a relative newcomer in mental health care, having received FDA clearance for depression treatment in 2008. In this article: Understanding TMS Addressing Concerns TMS Safety vs Other Depression Treatments With any new treatment, concerns regarding its safety can […]