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Depression steals the joy from life and makes it difficult to create happy experiences and memories. Some suffering from depression have described it as living under a dark storm cloud, a constant sadness, or feeling a deep loneliness. Patients may lack motivation and may avoid friends, family, and even their favorite hobbies when suffering from depression. Feeling a void, a heavy chest, living in a dark hole, and wearing a mask so others don’t see the deep sadness are other ways living with depression has been described. Feelings of not deserving better and being trapped in sadness affect both work and personal relationships.
TMS therapy has helped many long-time depression sufferers regain a full life with joy. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, BrainsWay TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression. This non-invasive treatment directs recurring magnetic pulses at the specific areas of the brain that are involved in mood control. As these magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull, they stimulate brain cells to improve the communication between various parts of the brain. This eases depression symptoms and boosts the moods of a vast majority of those who have undergone TMS therapy and does it in a way that lasts. Clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of Brainsway® Deep TMS Therapy in treating patients who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication. Brainsway Deep TMS Therapy was studied in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, all of whom had not received satisfactory improvement with previous treatments.
Each person’s experience is slightly different with TMS Therapy. A typical course of treatment for depression consists of sessions 5 days a week for about 6 weeks. Most TMS Treatment sessions take 25-30 minutes. The biggest difference is in response time. Some people have their depression symptoms disappear quickly, while others have a more gradual experience.
Depression prevents you from being you and may keep you in a constant state of dissatisfaction. It takes away focus and motivation. It says that life is broken and that it can’t really get any better. Our patients who have completed TMS therapy say that isn’t true anymore. They say they are joyful, energetic, and alive again. They are getting off the couch, reconnecting with their passions, and living their lives fully. The underlying sense of hopelessness and melancholy that was always present has become an underlying sense of happiness and joy. The negative thoughts have been replaced with positive thoughts and they are looking forward to their future selves.
Psycare is a progressive psychiatry practice dedicated to healing and excellence with a focus in treating depression with TMS. We provide thoughtful and comfortable TMS treatments in private areas and a serene environment. We have observed patients reduce their symptoms of depression after completing a full course of TMS treatment. Our mission is to provide excellence in patient care, contact the expert staff at PsyCare to find out if TMS can help YOU discover joy again.