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Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

By Jonathan Romeo | Feb 15, 2017

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DURANGO, CO — A recently opened clinic in Durango is now offering a new, drug-free treatment for patients suffering from depression that has just about the same success rate as prescribed medication.

“This is really becoming a popular form of treatment that, unlike medication, has no side effects,” said Daniel Caplin, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and owner/medical director of Suttle Street Clinic. “And people want holistic cures rather than depending on medication.”

Caplin, who opened Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services almost a year and a half ago, has now expanded to a 4,400-square-foot office at 72 Suttle St., Suite M, in Bodo Park.

The new facility, Suttle Street Clinic and TMS Durango, offers a form of treatment known as transcranial magnetic stimulation.

TMS uses highly targeted magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain that improve the symptoms of depression. Patients are awake and alert during treatment, which is painless, Caplin said.

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