Living in a persistent state of depression is not really living at all. Each time a new medication is prescribed there is hope that, finally, quality of life will be restored, but each new drug disappoints. Not only is there no satisfactory result in eliminating the symptoms of depression for about half the people who try antidepressants, but instead unpleasant side effects result, such as weight gain, irritability, headaches, sexual dysfunction, nausea, and sleep disturbance. That is no way to live.
Everyone deserves to live a life of joy and hope, and at Achieve TMS we offer that hope. It is called deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), a cutting edge therapeutic technology that has been proven to help thousands find relief from the debilitating symptoms of depression and to reclaim their qualify of life. Ongoing research continues to confirm that dTMS can make real changes in the brain, resetting neurotransmitters that are underactive in a depressed person, resulting in authentic improvement in mood.
An article published in World Psychiatry in February 2015 reported on a recent double-blind randomized controlled study that set out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of dTMS on a pool of 212 participants, all diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and who had tried 1-4 different antidepressants without success. By reviewing the study participants’ Hamilton Depression Rating Scale responses from the beginning of the trial to the end of the trial, it was found that there was a statistically significant response and remission rate among the individuals who received the dTMS treatments, versus the sham treatment. The conclusion reported was that dTMS constitutes an effective and safe therapeutic intervention for patients who had not responded to antidepressant medications. These patients continued to remain stable and free from depressive symptoms over three months of maintenance treatment.
Deep TMS offers a noninvasive treatment solution for medication-resistant depression that requires no sedation, no medication, and allows the client to drive him or herself back to work or school to resume their daily activities immediately following the treatment session. Achieve TMS offers hope, real hope, for those who suffer the debilitating effects of major depression. Contact us today at (877) 395-7021.