People sometimes talk about mental health disorders in casual tones. Think
about it. How many times have you heard someone say something like…
“I’m so OCD about ____”.
“This weather is Bipolar”
“I’m depressed because they lost the game.”
But, when conditions change, their moods improve. Of course, someone
suffering from chronic depression, OCD, or Bipolar Disorder understands the daily
impact of these disorders. It’s more than just a bad day or crummy mood. For some, it’s
the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The lingering sadness that you just can’t
shake. Many people affected by chronic depression are just tired – of everything!
Don’t Just ‘Push Through’ – Find A Break Through
And speaking of being tired of everything, a global pandemic only makes matters
worse. The isolation, loneliness, and disrupted routines add to the crippling burden of
mental illnesses. In cases of chronic depression, people experience more frequent and
severe symptoms than those with situational depression. Many try to just ‘push through’
the hard days until they all blend together.
But something has to give.
There are effective treatment options for chronic depression but sometimes, you
have to look beyond medications for relief.
Exploring The Benefits of TMS Therapy For Relief and Remission
TMS Therapy is an effective non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for Major
Depressive Disorder. Most TMS providers find that TMS has a success rate at between
70% or 80%, meaning that the vast majority of individuals find significant relief after
treatment. About 50% of people experience complete remission, meaning that the
symptoms of depression are absent after just one course of treatment. It’s also worth
mentioning that, instead of increased medications, TMS therapy allows people to break
free of negative side-effects from medications, such as:
• Sexual dysfunction
• Gastrointestinal discomfort
• Increased appetite and/or weight gain
• Insomnia (sleeping too little) or hypersomnia (sleeping too much)
• Agitation and/or irritability
To understand how successful TMS is, it’s important to understand just how
successful medication is. A large clinical study funded by the NIMH called the STAR*D
study found that commonly prescribed medications, such as Selective Serotonin
Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), are only successful 27.5% of the time. You can read more
about this study HERE.
Let Us Help You Change Your Life Today
It’s clear that TMS Therapy is truly a life-changing therapy that renews hope and
wellness for so many with chronic depression. In fact, we have even more good news
to report about TMS!
In mid-2020, we did some independent research and found that our success rate
was substantially higher than what was originally published. This may be due to the fact
that we specialize in both theta burst stimulation and a personalized approach to TMS.
We believe that every brain is different, and there’s no “one size fits all” approach to
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment. Our last calculation gave us a success
rate of 92.5%.
If you are seeking a treatment for depression in Los Angeles that actually works,
please contact us today at (833) 867-2329 to learn how to change your life.