TMS in the News: Beliefnet and a Movie

Beliefnet has a good TMS 101 post.  Also, I though I haven;t seen it, Babble reports that new movie about PPD, When the Bough Breaks, discusses MS.


TMS in the News: Passion Pit lead singer livestreams his TMS treatment

Lead singer of the indie band Passion Pit, Michael Angelakos, recently livestreamed a TMS session on Facebook.  He has been open about his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, which his TMS treatment aims to treat. Angelakos, also admits to ongoing suicidal thoughts.

Personally, I think it’s great that he is being so visible about the less pretty parts of mental illness.  It’s a shame that the Facebook live video has been taken down, as seeing the procedure was a great motivator in my decision to get TMS and also to keep me feeling like I was doing the right thing signing up for it.

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Sources linked to in the TMS in the News series are not endorsements.

TMS in the news: The Bloggess is considering TMS

I read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, AKA The Bloggess about a year and a half ago.  I thought it was hysterical, so I followed her on Twitter.  Today, I noticed that she had posted on her blog about how her increasing depression and that she was considering looking into TMS to treat it.  She says she’s going to see the results of some bloodwork and then proceed from there.  If she decided to do it, it will be interested to see a public figure go through TMS.



TMS in the news: Neal Brennan has had TMS treatment

man-coffee-cup-penAs I obsessively google do my research about TMS, I have found a number of news articles about it. One which caught my eye was the fact that comedian and former Chapelle Show writer Neal Brennan had come out in 2016 as having undergone Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). He discusses the treatment he received at SoCAL TMS.  Here he is talking about it on the Daily Show.  What was most interesting to me in this clip was him saying he watching the Daily Show while having TMS:  the noise level during treatment is a large source of worry for me, the fact he could watch a TV show reassured me.

Sources linked to in the TMS in the News series are not endorsements.