Exciting updates from Rewire TMS clinics

November 2023 is a busy month for Rewire TMS clinics! We are moving two of our clinics, I am presenting on TMS at the Psychiatry Congress (SASOP) and funders are starting to come on board. Rewire Poortview is now moving to Cat’s Corner, Roodepoort. More and more evidence is coming that TMS’s efficacy can be…

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One year in- my reflections on starting Rewire TMS clinics

Last year I embarked on a new chapter in my career, opening Rewire TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Clinics. When I first learned about TMS, I must admit, I was sceptical. The idea of using magnetic pulses to treat Treatment Resistant Depression seemed unconventional, even improbable. However, my curiosity pushed me to delve deeper into the…

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Is recurrent depression unshakable?

If you are going through hell, keep going Winston Churchill By the time patients come to me for the treatment of their depression, they have often been sick for some time. When we go into the history of the illness, it becomes clear that most have been depressed before.  If you have had two episodes, more…

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Drained of all colour: what is depression?

Drained of all colour: What is depression? Depression is a difficult concept to understand. We use the term loosely every day: “that movie was so depressing,” or, “I feel so depressed when I think of Covid”. In this context depression is a normal, healthy part of the human experience. From an evolutionary perspective, depression could even be…

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