Testimonal - TMS
I am a Certified Public Accountant who suffered from Major Depressive disorder resulting in my disability 18 months ago. I heard about TMS treatments during an ABC news segment one evening and was very intrigued and hopeful that I could experience relief from debilitating depression.
I began TMS treatment in September 2011 after repeated failed attempts to control my depression through anti-depressant medication.
By the end of the 3rd week of treatments I noticed a tremendous improvement in my overall well being and my depression symptoms have ceased.
I am so very grateful for these treatments and feel like I have a whole new lease on life. My entire demeanor has changed and is noticeable not only by me by but friends and family members as well.
I feel like TMS saved my life. I would highly recommend these treatments for anyone suffering from depression who has not responded to antidepressant medication.
I have never been someone who likes to try new things, until I tried TMS therapy. For ten years I carried depression around with me everywhere I went. I could never really seem to shake that deep dark feeling of hopelessness and despair. I became a prisoner of my own mind obsessing over the “what ifs”. What if it never goes away? What if it gets worse? What if even TMS can’t rid me of this disease? All I knew was how to be down and depressed. After therapy and taking countless anti-depressants, I was convinced that nothing in this world could really stop my pain for good. Starting this new treatment I still had my doubts. By the second week of TMS I realized that I was no longer waking up without any motivation to get out of bed. By the fourth week I felt like a new person who just got a second chance at living life to its fullest. The world looks clearer and brighter than it ever did. I can now say without a doubt in my mind that TMS works, even for me.
I was severely depressed over a period of three years. I tried several antidepressants but nothing really seemed to work. I had a severe allergic reaction. My family was very poorly impacted by the whole problem of my depression.
By the end of the TSM treatment, things were better than I could have imagined. After that six week, I was so excited that my life was starting to resume. It could actually get better and that I had more to look forward to. – Garret A.
During that time, it was probably the darkest time in my life. I was sad and miserable all the time. Before when I was going through depression, I felt hopeless. Since TMS, my perspective on life has been so positive that I know there is hope. – Martha F.
Testimonal - TMS
I would like for everyone to know a little about myself and the disease that I have. I suffer from depression and anxiety. Yes, depression is a disease, just like cancer, it is not curable, but treatable. There are all types and different levels of depression. I have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Depression is a brain disease and it cannot be helped and should not be ignored! Many people have this disease, and many that do not have it do not understand it. However, there is help!
I have suffered from depression since middle/high school. I have been fortunate enough to have a wonderful family and husband that have loved and supported me through all my ups and downs. Even with this love and support I have struggled barely keeping my head above water. I became so accustomed to putting on a show acting like everything was okay and that I was “happy-go-lucky” that no one really knew that I was falling apart inside, most of the time myself included. I know that might not make sense, but if you have depression you understand what I am talking about. I would come home every day and be mentally and physically exhausted to the point that I withdrew into myself. I physically hurt, and felt like I weighed a ton. I took medications and that seemed to help for a while. Then they stopped working all together. I knew depression ran in my family and one night I had a mental breakdown, bad enough that it really scared me. I prayed to God for help because I could not keep on living this way. It was not fair to my family, my husband, my children, or especially myself.
That next day I started researching. In my research, God led me to a procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS therapy. It is a non-invasive, proven, non-drug therapy for the treatment of depression. The next thing I did was start researching where and who offered it. I found Dr. Daniela White at the Midtown Psychiatry and TMS Center in Houston. After meeting with Dr. White and Kristen McDermott, her TMS Coordinator, in December 2013, I started my 30 treatments as suggested for my disease and its severity. The 30 treatments are for 30 consecutive days, weekends not included. The treatment was AMAZING! I learned that depression is a left brain disorder and anxiety is a right brain disorder. Dr. White treats both because she believes that they come hand-in-hand. The length of treatments and the time of the treatments (how long on each side of your brain) are determined by the mapping that is done during your first treatment visit.
I was told that I would be the last one to see results so not to get discouraged. Surprisingly everyone started seeing the change in me within the first two weeks. I know everyone is different and nothing is 100%, but this procedure has changed my life. I still have to take medication, but I feel so much better. It is so nice to feel good and have people comment about how much better you appear to them, even if they did not know what you were, or are going through. I feel so much lighter and my overall outlook on life much brighter! ~GS 2014
For additional stories, visit The Depression Hope Center. The Depression Hope Center was created as an online community to unite individuals and their loved ones battling depression. Through this site, we hope to create a resource for those who have been effectively treated and for those seeking depression treatment hope.