Recent News

Dr. Todd Hutton, Medical Director of SoCal TMS was just published as co-author of the article “Clinical outcomes in a large registry of patients with major depressive disorder treated with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

The article does an excellent job of objectively quantifying the efficacy of TMS in treating patients suffering from depression.

You can click on the link below to view online, or download the article in PDF form here.

Dr. Todd Hutton, Medical Director of Southern California TMS Center, was a special guest on the popular podcast, “A Little Advice With Christine Little.” This podcast is hosted by actress and comedian, Christine Little, whose work has been featured on platforms such as FOX, Huffington Post, and Voyage L.A. In this interview podcast, Christine asks for a layman’s explanation of what the FDA-approved depression treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is, how it works, who it’s for, and how it continues to gain popularity with insurance companies.

Inside this interview with Dr. Hutton and Christine, you’ll learn about:

  • How TMS stimulates parts of the brain that is underactive (which is one of the factors contributing to depression)
  • Critical benefits of treating depression with TMS have over ECT (shock therapy) and standard antidepressants
  • The success rate of TMS and how it stacks up against other depression treatments
  • The role Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) plays in a patient’s treatment process
  • How insurance companies look to cover this powerful depression treatment.


… and more. So please enjoy this podcast by clicking the play button below.

Hear how transcranial magnetic stimulation helped Greg fight clinical depression that led him to stay in bed for five years.




Matthew returns to The Doctors after seeking help to turn his life around after losing his legs and battling his heroin and opiate addictions.



As a special featured guest on the famed “The Dr. Drew Podcast”, Dr. Todd Hutton and Dr. Drew explore the ways that TMS helps treat depression, what makes it more desirable and safer than medicine, why it’s not more “mainstream,” and who TMS is recommended for. Get the inside scoop on TMS in this short <20 minute interview, click on the play button (below on the bottom left) and enjoy!



The Clinical TMS Society elected Todd Hutton MD as its President for the 2019-2020 term at their 2018 annual meeting in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Hutton, Medical Director for Southern California TMS Center, will serve as President-elect for the 2018-19 term, and then as President the following year.

The Clinical TMS Society is an international organization composed of the world’s leaders in the field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Established in 2013 to advance the field of TMS, its members include the leading researchers and clinicians from the United States and the rest of the world. The goals of the Society are to promote research in the field, establish the standards for appropriate clinical practice, train doctors and technicians in TMS techniques, and promote access to care for patients.

Dr. Hutton, as an original member of the Society, has served many years on the Board of Directors and chaired many committees, including for three years the prestigious Annual Meeting committee which selects the topics and speakers for the Society’s annual convention.

Widely respected by his peers in the Society, Dr. Hutton’s election as President signifies his stature as a worldwide leader in TMS. We are fortunate to him as our Medical Director.

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