TMS Outcomes in private practice continue strong. I attended a TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) conference this past weekend with private practice psychiatrists in. Texas. One of the topics was TMS Outcomes, especially long-term TMS Outcomes. I initially liked TMS as a treatment because it directly targeted the network in the brain that is not functioning properly in people who are suffering from major depression. This seemed much more elegant than taking a medication that goes through out all organs of the body and all parts of the brain. When we started to work with the TMS treatment as a research tool back in 2003 I was impressed with the short term TMS Outcomes and the fact that there are no systemic side effects. Unlike many antidepressants, TMS does not cause weight gain or sexual problems. This work was mostly done when we were at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The final piece of data that that was important to me about TMS Outcomes was a study by my colleagues (Carpenter et al) who showed that people who got well with TMS in the short run overall stayed well a year later. Some needed more TMS treatments or medication changes, but those that got well in the short run with TMS tended to stay well at the end of a year! This is remarkable and different than most other treatments in psychiatry. Now, years later, it was wonderful to spend time talking with my psychiatrist colleagues who provide TMS treatment for depression in Texas. The long-term TMS Outcomes in most practices are very strong, and perhaps even better because we are learning as we go. We continue to find TMS a highly recommended non-medication treatment for major depression. Our TMS center in Houston is also seeing great results and our patients enjoy coming in for the treatment. #TMS Outcomes #Houston #Houston Depression Treatment.