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What Is Depression?

Depression is an illness that affects approximately 16.1 Million Americans. It has a negative change on how a person behaves, thinks and causes sadness. While medication successfully treats many patients, an approximately 4 million report that Anti-Depressant medication doesn’t cure them.

What Causes Depression?

The exact cause of depression is still not known but it’s generally accepted by scientists that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. For these patients, the effects of depression can still be deeply damaging. These patients need a proven, safe depression treatment option. While treatment by Anti-Depressant medicine has been helpful for many patients, but for many others it hasn’t been satisfactory. These patients suffer from the damaging effects of depression and they need a proven, safe depression treatment.

Depression Facts

  • Women are likely than men to suffer from depression.
  • Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • Researchers estimate that by the year 2030, depression will be the leading cause of disease effecting length and health of people’s lives.
  • Depression afflicts regardless of Race, Creed, Color and Socioeconomic status.
Treatment Options For Depression?

Depression can treated by Drug and without Drugs. In most cases, Depression in first attempt to treat is with psychotherapy (Non Medicinal) combined with antidepressant medication. Although antidepressants can be effective for some patients, they do not work for everyone. Also, there can often be unwanted side effects from antidepressant drugs.

Antidepressant Drugs

When first-line antidepressant drugs fail, other depression treatment options may be considered as below:

  • Patients can be switched to a different type of antidepressant medication (such as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA).
  • Patients may have another medication, such as lithium or thyroid supplement, added to their current antidepressant medication.
  • Patients may have an atypical antipsychotic medication added to their antidepressant medication. Adding more depression medications can result in additional unwanted side effects.

TMS Therapy for Depression is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare and Tricare.

TMS Therapy For Depression

When Anti-Depressant medicines fail to treat the patients and they are uncomfortable with side effects, then alternate medical device are used. One of these treatments is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The 2010 Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depression cites TMS as an appropriate treatment option for patients who have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication.

TMS uses short pulses of a magnetic field to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. The pulsed magnetic field may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels. Treating depression with TMS Therapy ® provides a breakthrough depression treatment for those who have not been satisfied with the results they have had with antidepressant drugs.

Why TMS Therapy Is The Best Treatment For Depression

TMS uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression.

  • Non-drug
  • Non-invasive
  • No side effects of drugs
  • Not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)
  • Long lasting symptom relief
  • Covered by most insurance
  • Over 3 million treatment delivered
Treatment With TMS Therapy Is Easy

During a TMS treatment session, a magnet with same strength as that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.

  • Therapy sessions are conducted in your doctor’s office.
  • You can return to normal activities right away.
  • You are awake during treatment No anesthesia required. Does not harm memory or sleep.
  • Nationwide coverage by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Tricare.

With more than 3 million treatments performed, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is a fast growing choice of treatment.

Why TMS for Depression

TMS Advanced therapy for Depression makes long-term remission possible—which is why it’s the #1 choice of doctors.

How TMS Works

TMS uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI. While the patient is awake & alert, it stimulates underactive areas of brain.

Clinical Results

Clinical studies with over 900 people have shown that TMS Advanced Therapy may help achieve remission for people living with depression.

Is TMS THERAPY Right For You?

If you agree with two or more of these statements, TMS Advanced Therapy may be right for you.

Depression symptoms have upset my daily life.

  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had or worry about side effects from depression medications.
  • I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

For people with depression who have not benefited from antidepressant medication, TMS Therapy can offer hope—use the locator to find a doctor with Advanced Therapy.

Talk to a physician to learn more about how this proven alternative depression treatment has helped other people with their depression, and whether it may help you or your loved one.

TMS Therapy for Depression is widely reimbursed by most commercial and government health plans, including Medicare and Tricare.