• 22 FEB 17
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      Man Who Lost Legs to Heroin Returns with New Mission

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      • 09 NOV 16
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      Brett D.

      November 2, 2016 Southern California TMS Center 15233 Ventura Boulevard, Suite #310 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 “I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up

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      • 09 NOV 16
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      I can say confidently it’s helped me.

      Everyone’s depression is unique to them. I generally gauge mine by how many knives I’m imagining stabbing me at any given time. One knife? Pretty average day. So many I can’t count them or stop thinking about it? Time to call the doctor again. I’ve been on and off various medications at various doses for

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      • 09 NOV 16
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      Before TMS, I didn’t know what normal was…

      I have struggled with depression and anxiety for 10 years. At certain points my struggles threatened to unravel all that I had worked for: a college education, a solopreneurial design business, my ability to keep a relationship, and most importantly: my will to live. I was at the point where I had seen the pattern

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      • 16 SEP 16
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      Man Who Lost His Legs to Heroin is Back on Opiates

      After Matthew lost his legs from a heroin overdose, he experienced a lot of pain and doctors prescribed him more opiates! Can The Doctors help him get off his opioid prescription?

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      • 18 AUG 16
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      Before TMS I could barely function.

      I struggled to go to work and could hardly wait to get home. At home, I sat on the couch for hours, unable to do much at all. Going to work wiped out all my physical and mental energy. I spent weekends on the couch in front of the TV. I just couldn’t work up

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      • 25 JUL 16
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      Follow the Journey of one of our TMS Patients

      …instead of listening to my iPod in treatment today, I had a fabulous, random conversation with Tracy (the amazing tech) at the treatment center. I have to say – every single person I’ve come into contact with there has been incredible! They are helpful, polite, understanding, efficient – just wonderful people. Anyway, Tracy and I

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      • 25 JUL 16
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      A SoCal TMS Patient Blog:

      Follow one of our TMS patient’s share their experience: My Hidden Anxiety and Depression  

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      • 03 JUN 16
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      Enjoying life and love more! – John

      How were you before TMS Treatment:  Experiencing swings of deep depression, disorganized and procrastinating in dealings with life and issues, anxious and trouble sleeping often.  Periodic thoughts of suicide – wrapping up my life early. How are you feeling now after TMS treatment:  More coherent and capable, dealing with many issues with more focus –

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      • 03 JUN 16
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      Getting up and trying everyday

      How were you before TMS Treatment:  I slept all day, ignored people / things, and couldn’t get anything done on time.  I never thought about the consequences of my actions and was completely apathetic about life in general. How are you feeling now after TMS treatment:  I don’t feel like I’m getting anything done, but

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      • 03 JUN 16
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      Getting up and trying everyday – Isaac

      How were you before TMS Treatment:  I was chronically hopeless and afraid, feeling like I was meaning the end of what I could endure.  I had no expectation that any treatment or medication could ever make any difference.  I felt that I had exhausted all options and that suicide was all that was left for

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      • 03 JUN 16
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      This treatment saved my life and my marriage! – Vincent Hernandez

      I was willing to try anything for my depression as all 17 drugs did very little or nothing.  I had heard about TMS a few years back, but could never get authorized until recently.  I showed up and it stung a little at first but soon after it was painless.  I was authorized 38 sessions

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      • 14 MAR 16
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      I know it works and I know it’s real! – Christa E

      No one can understand depression unless they’ve been there. I was there for 20 years, half my life. I was a shell of a human being, completely empty and void of feeling, nothing made me happy, and nothing gave me enjoyment; not even my children. I woke up with the feeling of dread year after

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      • 14 MAR 16
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      Letter to Dr. Hutton – by Sharon Bison

      Dr. Todd M. Hutton Medical Director Southern California TMS Center Community Hospital Long Beach 1760 Termino Avenue Long Beach, CA 90804 Subject: TMS Therapy Dear Dr. Hutton: I wanted to follow up with you on my status after completing my last of 36 TMS treatments late in February.  I initially thought about sending this letter

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      • 14 MAR 16
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      KW – Testimonial

      When I Started TMS treatment I was so ill that I could not stay out of bed for more than a couple of hours. I was not eating and not able to care for my own personal needs. Read more here.

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      • 03 MAR 16
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      SoCal TMS patient Neal Brennan talks about his TMS experience on The Daily Show

      Comedian Neal Brennan chats one-on-one with Trevor Noah on the Daily Show about his history of depression and how TMS therapy “did more for my depression than anything ever has”. To see the full interview, click here: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/9crtf6/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-neal-brennan—bringing-a-trio-of-identities-to–3-mics-

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      • 16 FEB 16
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      A. C: Young woman shares her experience

      [Before treatment] I was down and out and had disconnected from life. I couldn’t stand to listen to music. It was too overwhelming. I had no joy in life anymore. Food tasted horrible and I remember just feeling hopeless and crying at the drop of a dime. After a few treatments I realized music was

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      • 30 DEC 15
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      Jason C.

      TMS treatment has substantially helped me cope with depression. I had been seeing many different psychiatrists, tried nearly all the SSRIs and SNRIs with little improvement. I tried Ketamine Therapy, being told that it was almost a miracle treatment, but it did little to help. You need to be patient with TMS therapy. It took

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      • 12 DEC 15
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      Mike C.

      What do other people considering treatment need to know? I have noticed a huge change. I have been hospitalized over 15 times, including a three month stay in a treatment center, and this has helped more than any of my hospitalizations. ECT was also treatment I have undergone, and this was superior with far, far,

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Christine

      “My name is Christine and I started seeing Dr. Todd Hutton on 07/27/05. Dr. Hutton diagnosed me with bipolar disorder.  I was very sick with depression before coming to Dr. Hutton. I tried to kill myself several times and was not successful. My life had no hope or zest. I took medication for my depression.

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Patient’s Wife

      “The difference in my husband is night and day. He’s back!”

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Mike, Following are excerpts from patient’s journal

      October 11, 2011:  
This is the day before I start the TMS program. I am a little nervous…but I am determined to do whatever it takes. .. My mind went crazy with all kinds of negative thoughts, like something will happen to prevent the treatment, my car won’t start,  I won’t be able to find

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      A.V., This testimonial about TMS was submitted by an actual patient to Palmetto, the Medicare intermediary

      “I am (A.V.), a female age 76. I have suffered with major depression for the past 5 years. My symptoms were debilitating. I could not function doing every day tasks such as washing dishes, cooking meals, shopping or making decisions. The grocery store frightened me. I have had tremors on my hand; therefore I could not

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      L.T.

      “I first experienced depression in 2007 – my depression has been mild but chronic. Depression has negatively impacted all areas of my life.
 I decided to receive TMS Therapy because I didn’t like the side effects of medication. I started to notice a change in mood between half way and three quarters of the way

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Patient’s Father

      “An outstanding staff, and a life-changing treatment for Andie.”

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      55 year old female patient, Los Angeles, CA

      55 year old female patient, Los Angeles, CA

      “Just a few weeks ago, I was spending my days too tired or
 depressed to do much and would often sleep for several hours in the afternoon; something that had been far too common since my teens. The TMS treatments and care that I received at SoCalTMS has healed the depression I’ve experienced for most

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      R.R.

      “Everyone at the Pasadena office is AWESOME!! Dr. Hutton is warm and so easy to talk to you .The nurses are attentive and very professional. We are so blessed that we found TMS.”

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      William S

      Dear Lauren and Dr. Hutton, I want to thank you for saving my life, literally not figuratively. I have suffered from major depression for more years than I care to think about. I’ve tried talk therapy, CBT, all sorts of medications, I had been hospitalized a couple of years ago, and nothing seemed to be

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      LN

      “Before I started the TMS treatment I had no desire to do anything. I would constantly be thinking that I would be better off dead than to live the life I was living. I thought I had many health issues. I went to see a gastroenterologist, neurologist, family therapy, psychiatrics, an acupuncturist and much more.

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      LN (patient’s daughter)

      “Our experience with TMS has been phenomenal! My mother has lived with depression for over 20 years. In the last 3 years it seemed to get progressively worse. Medications were not working. In the last year I must have taken her to the ER three times for horrible headaches, dizziness, stomach pain, loss of appetite,

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Brittany E

      Brittany E

      “I have struggled with depression for 15 years. I’ve been in and out of therapy and treatment centers. I’ve been on more medications than I can remember. I was so desperate at one point, that I tried IV Ketamine treatments. I came out to California from Dallas for Residential Treatment, and I heard about TMS.

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Esmeralda G.

      “I can recall being depressed since a young child. I’ve never felt like I am truly “happy.” Even after my marriage and birth of my two children. I’d have some type of relapse. It wasn’t until my 32nd birthday that I truly felt hopeless; as though there would never be an end to my misery

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Kevin M

      [Before TMS treatment], I would purposely try to imagine what it is like to want to exist or not want to not exist, and such a state of mind proved to be beyond my imagination… [After TMS treatment], I don’t think about my mood, usually. I can now focus on what it is that I

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Jackson S

      Before treatment my depression was an everyday challenge. Now my sleep patterns are better and energy level is better. My spirits have been uplifted. My experience was good. Both the Tech and Doctor were helpful. Treatment was helpful and I would recommend it to others.

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      • 16 NOV 15
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      Keith

      I have suffered with chronic depression for nine years. Each day was worse than the next. I felt lonely, sad, joyless, irrational, and I couldn’t enjoy the things I used to. I truly felt as if I had no soul. It was the worst pain I had ever endured. As my depression worsened, I couldn’t

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Features

  • Who We Are

    Southern California TMS Center was established for the treatment of depression using the FDA approved Neurostar TMS machine.

  • Treatment

    TMS treatment process is done in a consultation with your psychiatrist, who will review your symptoms, treatment history, and possible treatment options.

  • Testimonials

    55 year old female patient, Los Angeles, CA“Just a few weeks ago, I was spending my days too tired or
 depressed to do much and would often sleep for several hours in the afternoon; something that had been far too common since my teens. The TMS treatments and care that
  • TMS in the News

    KSFY – Avera Medical Minute AMcK: TMS Therapy for Depression