From Depressed to Delighted – TMS Helped Susan Get Her Life Back
Have you experienced extreme trauma in your life?
Susan had. She had experienced extreme emotional trauma in her life. And she came to see us in Orange County, CA, for help. After a full evaluation including brain SPECT imaging, Dr. Garrett Halweg showed her how parts of her brain were more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
How TMS Helped Susan
He suggested transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as part of her personalized depression and anxiety treatment plan—it changed her life. Hear Susan’s full story in the video below…
Some people with depression just don’t get results from medication, or the side effects from medication are too much to bear.
In 2008, the FDA approved TMS for treating depressed adults for whom at least one antidepressant has failed to effectively resolve the symptoms of depression.
TMS uses a non-invasive, highly focused, brief magnetic pulse to stimulate activity in the areas of the brain known to affect mood—without the troubling side effects people often experience from taking medication.
One TMS study that involved over 300 patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder demonstrated two impressive results:
• Acute (short-term) treatment with TMS provided symptomatic improvement in 62% of patients, and 41% of patients experienced complete remission
• Out of those who had experienced relief from acute (short-term) TMS treatment, 68% achieved symptomatic improvement and 45% reported complete remission after 12 months
What TMS Can Help With
While TMS is FDA approved for the treatment of major depression, there is now significant evidence that TMS can be helpful in treating a wide range of brain-related issues, including:
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Cognitive and memory issues
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
TMS Offers New Hope
TMS is appropriate for anyone who has not had success in controlling certain conditions with medications or therapy alone, or someone who wants a more natural approach to treatment.
We Can Help You!
Your Amen Clinics specialist can help you decide if TMS may be right for you. If you are ready to regain control over your life or help a loved one do the same, give us a call at 888-288-9834 or click here to ask a question.