“I struggled with major depression and anxiety for over four years. During this time, I tried several antidepressants with minimal results. I also went to therapy, which helped me to deal with the depression, yet my symptoms wouldn’t lift and over time became worse. I felt like I was living in a dark cave. My brain function slowed, which affected my short and long-term memory. I was worried that I was experiencing early onset Alzheimer’s,which only added to my depression. I began to give up hope of feeling the normal range of everyday emotions, and the ability to think and recall information quickly. But things have now changed. I am extremely grateful to have been educated about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and to have had the chance to undergo treatment. This technology, along with the supervision and support of Dr. Telford and Dr. Ha, plus the enormous support of the technologist and staff at True North Clinic gave me my life back. My brain function is back to normal and I am regularly experiencing happiness again.”
How did you cope before TMS treatment?
“Not very well. Lots of medications without significant improvement.”
What has changed since receiving TMS?
“I feel like my mind defaults less to negative thoughts and depressed moods.”
Would you recommend this treatment to someone else?
“Absolutely! Those suffering from depression need all the help they can get. TMS helped me towards making healthier decisions.”
Were you happy with your results and would you do it again?
“Yes and yes!”
How was your TMS experience?
“I personally found them relaxing. The habit of daily treatments were helpful for me, along with a great technician in Alyson.”
Before TMS treatment, “I just tried to get by, making sure I got the essentials done (work, sleep, eat). It was a struggle to do these things, but anything else (e.g. hanging out with others, exercising) was too much. Since receiving TMS, “I’m more motivated to get out and do activities. I’m more motivated to talk to and spend time with others. I stopped missing work due to symptoms. I am able to focus better at work. I no longer fantasize about being dead.”
Testimonials from Other Patients Who Received NeuroStar TMS
At first I thought that this treatment was just the "same old, same old." In fact, it turned out to be a very relaxing time which I am now trying to duplicate at home as part of a regular morning routine. I always felt that the staff were there to support me completely through follow-up sessions and trying to make me comfortable. TMS exceeded my wildest expectations. Almost immediately the world looked bright and new. I so appreciate the opportunity to find a very different world and life. – Tim A.
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 TMS treatment, things were better than I could have imagined. After that sixth 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.
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