28 minutes | Dec 31st 2020

What is TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)?

Are you curious about TMS therapy? What is it, exactly? In today’s show, two psychiatrists explain how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation works and how it can help many patients with depression, OCD or smoking addiction. 

How does TMS differ from ECT? Are there any side effects? Join us to learn about this increasingly popular form of mental health treatment.

Guest Information for 'TMS' Podcast Episode

Todd Hutton, MD, is the Medical Director at Southern California TMS Center and a board-certified physician in the area of General Psychiatry and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of adult psychiatric problems, including but not limited to major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, alcohol and chemical dependency, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorders. When a psychiatric problem is diagnosed, Dr. Hutton discusses the various treatment options available, and assists the patient in deciding on a well-planned approach to their care.

Dr. Todd Hutton received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of California Irvine in 1985, and his Doctor of Medicine from University of California Irvine in 1989. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Los Angeles County Hospital and the University of Southern California Medical Center in 1993. He was Chief Resident in his last year of residency.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Hutton also holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is on staff at both Huntington Hospital and Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, CA.

Kenneth P. Pages, MD, is President of TMS of South Tampa and is the Former Chief of Psychiatry at Tampa General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. This year he celebrates 10-years in his current office location which is centrally located behind Memorial Hospital and provides a calming and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Dr. Pages offers the most up to date psychiatric assessment and treatment. The focus is on NeuroStar TMS treatment for depression. He is active in organized psychiatry and the former president of the Greater Tampa Bay Psychiatric Society. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA. Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas; administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, as well as for clinical excellence.

 About The Psych Central Podcast Host

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website, gabehoward.com.




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