TMS for Treatment-Resistant Depression

By: Jayson Tripp, MD


For individuals suffering from the long-term effects of treatment-resistant depression, remission can seem impossible. A combination of treatment options such as medication and psychotherapy is often the first line of treatment, but many individuals struggle to find relief even after treatment. 

Serenity Mental Health centers offers an effective, lasting solution to treatment-resistant depression with TMS therapy. 

What is treatment-resistant depression? 

According to a Harvard University report , two-thirds of people with depression do not experience relief from the first antidepressant they try. If you’ve tried different depression treatments in the past but your symptoms haven’t improved, you may have treatment-resistant depression . Though it may require trying several approaches to identify what helps, don’t lose hope; there are effective treatment options to choose from. 

TMS for treatment-resistant depression 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved, noninvasive option  for treatment-resistant depression. TMS is recommended for patients struggling with major depressive disorder who have failed at least one prior treatment method or antidepressant medication.  

TMS is one of the most advanced treatment options available for mental illness treatment. Using magnetic stimulation, TMS targets specific regions of the brain to develop new neural pathways. These new pathways give the brain the ability to overcome the negative effects of treatment-resistant depression, even if you’ve struggled with other treatments. 

Why is TMS an effective solution? 

Research has found evidence that TMS provides a noticeable reduction of symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant depression. A Stanford University study  saw 62.5% of study participants report significant relief in their depression symptoms during the following weeks after their treatment. Most patients notice signs of improvement after the first two weeks, and approximately 51% of patients experience symptom remission. 

Don’t settle for a treatment that’s only partially effective at relieving treatment-resistant depression. For more information on TMS and other interventional psychiatry treatments offered by Serenity Mental Health Centers, visit their website or call (480) 630-4794 today.

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