Dr Todd Hutton interview: “5 Things We Need To Do To Improve US Healthcare”

Dr Todd Hutton interview: “5 Things We Need To Do To Improve US Healthcare”

Dr. Todd Hutton, Medical Director of SoCal TMS, was recently interviewed by Authority Magazine, as part of their interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System“.  Selected quotes:

“The key is staying well-informed about the latest research and utilizing innovative treatments. My patients trust me to address their depression using advanced TMS therapies like NeuroStar. This non-drug treatment is backed by the world’s largest depression Outcomes Registry, featuring the most extensive clinical dataset among all TMS systems for depression.”

“Finally, I’d like to emphasize the importance of increasing the availability of mental health care. Optimal health cannot be achieved without addressing mental well-being, and we’ve come to understand that when mental illnesses are left untreated, they contribute to heightened physical health issues, resulting in greater expenses within the system. The burdens of mental illness are tremendous, and we have not given it the priority that patients deserve.”

“Depression’s prevalence is staggering; there’s now even more than a 20% lifetime chance of having it as the numbers seem to keep rising. This means that more than one in five people will grapple with depression at some point. If it doesn’t affect you at some point, it will affect someone close to you. … I strongly advocate creating a movement to spread awareness about depression and available treatments. Depression often conceals itself, with people masking their suffering beneath a seemingly normal exterior. As we discovered from the NeuroStar Depression Barometer, nearly half of people suffering from depression wait a year or longer from the onset of symptoms to seek treatment. We can learn from the story of Anthony Bourdain, who appeared to have it all going on, leading a life filled with travel and adventure, but still died from suicide. This underscores the need to understand and treat the invisible struggles so many people face.”

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