Clinical depression is unfortunately not an uncommon condition in the world today. The Center for Disease Control estimates 14-17% of adults will experience clinical depression; of those, 40% may not respond to medication. Where do you go and what else can be done for someone with Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)?
TMS Health Solutions offers an alternative treatment for TRD. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating clinical depression. TMS therapy uses magnetic pulses targeted to the brain and is administered in 30-60 minute outpatient sessions.
As a treatment alone TMS therapy can eliminate side effects that come with anti-depressant medications such as dry mouth, drowsiness, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. Clinical studies have shown that approximately 60% of patients undergoing TMS therapy have had anywhere from a reduction in symptoms to “remission” with no symptoms after six weeks of treatment. This is shown to be more than twice as effective as medications.
Although TMS therapy can be an effective treatment for reducing or eliminating symptoms, not all patients respond the same to treatment. Some patients may still need to take anti-depressant medications and participate in psychotherapy. However, with TMS therapy the amount of medication may be reduced; therefore, reducing the severity of side effects.
TMS therapy at TMS Health Solutions is run by a group of psychiatrists in the Sacramento areas, as well as many other locations in Northern California. This group of professionals is led by Dr. Richard Bermudes, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Karl Lanocha, psychiatrist and Director of TMS Education, two of the nation’s leading experts and educators of TMS therapy for patients with TRD. With over 50 years of experience between these two alone, they bring experience, compassion, and dedication to finding ways to relieve symptoms and achieve wellness in each of their patients.
TMS Health Solutions has a commitment to their communities. They regularly host information sessions and seminars to educate communities on mental health and TMS. They also work with advocacy groups to raise mental health awareness, as well as to provide financial assistance for TMS.
TMS Health Solutions is dedicated to finding alternative treatments for those suffering from clinical depression. Through their innovative and effective therapies, Treatment-Resistant Depression does not have to win. TMS Health Solutions is here to listen, to understand and most importantly…to help.