TMS Therapy Highlights
Non invasive and
non-systemic. Relief from
Each treatment typically lasts 19-37 minutes.
A typical treatment course consists of 5 treatments per week over a 6 week period with 6 taper
You will be fully awake and alert. You can read or watch TV and return to work after with no restrictions.
Symptoms of Clinical Depression
If you are experiencing four or more of these and feeling a depressed mood or loss of interest for more than a 2-week period, you may want to seek medical help.
Significant weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain (a change of more than five percent of body weight in a month)
Significant increase or decrease in appetite
Excessive sleepiness or insomnia
Agitation or restlessness
Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive and inappropriate guilt nearly every day
Diminished ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
What is major depression?Major depressive disorder is a condition which lasts two or more weeks and interferes with a person’s ability to carry out daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. This condition affects approximately 16 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older.
What causes depression?The exact cause of depression is not known, but leading research in neuroscience points to an imbalance in the brain’s neurotransmitters as the manifestation of depression. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. A person’s genetic make-up and life history may also determine a person’s tendency to become depressed.
How prevalent is depression?In 2016 a study conducted by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reported that major depressive disorder will affect approximately 16 million American adults (about 6.7% of the US population) in a given year.
Is depression a serious disease?Yes. The National Institute of Mental Health maintains that, “Depressive illness can often interfere with normal functioning and cause pain and suffering not only to those who have the disorder, but to those who care about them. Serious depression can destroy family life as well as the life of the ill person.” A national study of depression found that nearly all the respondents who reported a major depressive disorder also reported that their social and/or work lives were negatively affected by their illness. In 2010, the economic burden of depression was estimated at $210 billion in the US and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, accounting for almost 20% of all years of life lost to disability and premature death. Depression can also be a lethal disease. Each year in the US, over 30,000 people die by suicide, 60% of whom suffer from depression.
Is there a depression cure?There is no known cure for depression but with effective treatment, many patients can remain symptom free.