Don’t Accept Depression – Find Relief With TMS

By: Jayson Tripp, MD


Though mental health is a topic that is often stigmatized and ignored, approximately 17.3 million American adults  struggle with depression every day. Thousands go untreated and undiagnosed due to the belief that their condition is unimportant or normal. 

Don’t accept a lifetime of managing symptoms alone. For individuals struggling with major depressive disorder, Serenity Mental Health Centers offers a solution with TMS therapy. 

TMS: An advanced treatment for major depressive disorder 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a more advanced approach to treatin g depression. It is a non-invasive and highly effective alternative to other treatment options such as antidepressants or psychotherapy. Approved by the FDA for depression treatment in 2008, TMS is covered by most insurances for major depressive disorder.  

How does TMS work? 

TMS targets the prefrontal cortex, which is an area associated with mood disorders. It stimulates this region with magnetic pulses, creating new neural pathways to help the brain overcome the negative effects of mental illness. 

The TMS procedure is painless, non-invasive, and monitored by a TMS technician throughout the appointment. Patients may see signs of improvement as soon as their fourth week of treatment. 

Achieve long-term results 

A report by the National Institutes of Health found that while 60–70% of p atients with depression respond to antidepressant therapy only about a third of that number achieve long term remission with their first attempt at medication. TMS, on the other hand, sees a 66–82% response rate and a 50 to 58% remission rate from the first TMS treatment. Compared to medication, TMS is undeniably one of the best available medical methods for long-term positive results for major depressive disorder. 

Take back your life from treatment-resistant depression 

Don’t accept a life controlled by major depressive disorder. If medication has failed to provide relief from depression symptoms, TMS may be an effective solution for long-lasting results. 

Learn how to “Take Back Your Life” through the interventional psychiatry treatments offered by Serenity Mental Health Centers. Call (844) 692-4100  today.

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