TMS Related Content

Treating Depression

Dr. Oscar Morales demonstrates how non-medical treatments like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can help with depression. TMS uses magnetic impulses to non-invasively stimulate the brain.

Fighting Depression: TMS and ECT are Sought-After Treatments

Elizabeth See struggled with depression for more than a decade when, in November 2014, she was diagnosed with Goodpasture syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the kidneys and lungs. A tennis professional, she suddenly found her livelihood and passion restricted by physical constraints...

A TMS Patient Loses Hope Midway Through Her Treatment

My name is Amy Widding, and I have been working as a nurse in the Psychiatric Neurotherapeutic Program (PNP) for almost three years. I work two days a week in the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic and once a week in the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) clinic. I began here as a new...

Depression Treatment Is ‘A Miracle’ For One Patient

Martha Keith leans back in what looks like a dentist chair as Heather Gallagher, RN, takes scalp measurements to pinpoint exactly where electric pulses will be aimed. Gallagher then brings a nearby machine’s electromagnetic coil next to Keith’s head and turns on the device. Keith closes her eyes...

Oscar G. Morales, MD

Oscar G. Morales, MD, is medical director of the McLean Hospital TMS Service, the first in the Harvard/Mass General Brigham system dedicated to psychiatric treatments and investigation. He is responsible for all TMS activities, including clinical, training, and current investigation of TMS in...

Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC

Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC, has been a nurse practitioner in the Internal Medicine Department at McLean Hospital for over 25 years. Her clinical practice has focused on health promotion and disease prevention for psychiatric patients. She has worked with inpatients, residential patients and...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service

Please Note: Treatment in some of McLean’s programs has been moved online due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the program directly for more information. The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Service is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with depression,...

Violeta Valdivia, MD

Violeta Valdivia, MD, is a staff psychiatrist at McLean’s Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service. She completed one year of post-residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital for electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Dr, Valdivia also evaluates patients...

Roger Pottanat, MD

Roger Pottanat, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with over seven years of practicing in the community. He is passionate about providing comprehensive and novel treatment options to patients with challenging psychiatric disorders. At McLean, Dr. Pottanat is the associate medical director...