According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 7.8% of U.S. adults, or 19.4 million people, experience a Major Depressive Episode annually. For people struggling with depression, finding effective, long-term treatment can be a challenge. Antidepressant drugs can have negative side effects on some patients, and it can take time to find the drug treatments that work for each individual. However, it’s important to know that there are alternative treatments available.
TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is an option for patients with drug-resistant depression. This advanced therapy uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The pulses, produced through a NeuroStar FDA cleared device, are delivered directly to the specific area of the brain involved in depression. This treatment option is not only highly effective, it also gives patients depression relief without the side effects often associated with antidepressant drugs.
At Embracing Life Wellness Center, we’ve completed NeuroStar Advanced TMS Therapy treatments for more than 100 patients, with 94% of patients experiencing relief of their depressive symptoms, and with 58% achieving remission. The positive changes that our TMS patients have seen in their lives are truly inspiring, and we love to share their stories. Here are some of the life-changing effects that TMS therapy has had for just a few of our patients:
Kathleen’s Story: “It Was A Miracle”
Belinda’s Story: “I Feel Like I Got My Life Back”
Carolyn’s Story: “I’m Feeling Much Better”
If you or a loved one are currently diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression by a psychiatrist, physician or qualified healthcare professional, TMS therapy may be an effective solution. Our 5-minute questionnaire can help us start the conversation to determine whether TMS therapy is the right treatment option for you.