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Depression

Is Sarah a Candidate for TMS Therapy?


I wonder if TMS could help my daughter Sarah, who is dismally depressed. My sister emailed me an article about TMS and I wonder if it would help Sarah. She just graduated from high school in May. Sarah still lives at home, so I know that just about all she did this summer was lay around, tablet in hand. She has no energy and rarely went out with friends - which is just not like her. It was a real struggle to get her to enroll at the community college this fall. It’s a great school with excellent programs, but she is SO ‘down’. Sarah doesn’t want to do much of anything. She cries a lot and says, “I just want to feel like ME again!” Even though it’s frustrating at times, my heart goes out to her. I wish that this would be an exciting time for her, because she really has the whole world in front of her. We’ve tried counselling, but that didn’t seem to help. She doesn’t want to talk about it. Do you think TMS could help Sarah? Who qualifies for TMS treatment?”
- Jeanni (Sarah’s mother)


Depression

TMS Therapy Relieves Chronic Major Depression – Every Day


Chronic Major Depression - Does it Affect Someone You Know?


Chronic Major Depression, also known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), is a very common and debilitating mental health disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 5.4% of Americans 12 years of age and older experience depression. It significantly affects their ability to sleep, work, and take care of everyday activities. Untreated, MDD can cause a lifetime of unhappiness and pain. Or, the depression may come and go, mostly without any warning.  But in 2008, the FDA 'cleared' an extremely effective treatment for depression that is literally changing lives every day. I'm Dr. Scott West, and this is my blog about TMS - an opportunity to help people learn more about one of the most exciting mental health treatments available. What is TMS? Read on ...


Welcome to What is TMS?

There are many exciting newer treatments for depression that don't rely on medications or supplements. One of them is called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Have you ever wondered what TMS is, how it works, and what it can be used for?

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