Talented marketers and promoters can make just about any goods or services sound simply amazing. But what really holds credibility regarding a company’s claims of success is what comes straight from the customer’s own experiences. In fact, a positive or negative review can sway our willingness to try something new…or not. When it comes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), patients who had struggled with major depressive disorder (MDD) and other co-occurring disorders are pleased with the results, as is revealed in this compilation of recent TMS Therapy Reviews 2019.
But first, a little bit about TMS therapy. TMS was FDA cleared in 2008 for patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). This diagnosis is made when a patient struggling with depression does not experience symptom relief with conventional antidepressant drug therapy. TMS provides an alternative therapy that uses powerful magnetic pulses delivered through the scalp, targeting the mood center of the brain where it alters neurotransmitter activity. Over a treatment regimen of 4-6 weeks, TMS can successfully rebalance brain chemistry and begin to alleviate depression symptoms.
TMS has been clinically studied extensively for over two decades, consistently demonstrating its safety and efficacy for treatment-resistant MDD. These global studies continued to be conducted, and, because of the promising results, research is widening the scope of application for TMS to many other mental health and medical purposes.
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in 2018 (McClintock, et.al.) looked at 118 clinical studies on the effects of TMS that spanned a 25-year period. The consensus was that multiple randomized controlled studies support TMS as both safe and efficacious for treatment–resistant MDD.
TMS Therapy Reviews 2019
What follows is just a sampling of the many online reviews left by patients who have benefited from TMS therapy. As you will note, it isn’t only those individuals who suffered from depression who were helped by TMS. Increasingly, those who also have co-occurring anxiety disorders are benefitting from this exciting treatment option as well.
Jenna began declining late last year following some problematic relationship issues, and she did not respond to psychotherapeutic efforts and medication management. Jenna just started another course of TMS treatment, as she completed a TMS course three years ago. Jenna is now part way into her TMS treatment, and she is getting back to her usual self. Frequently with a second course of treatment, the course is shorter. Now that Jenna is demonstrating mood improvement, she is engaged in psychotherapy more effectively and appears to be in a more positive place regarding her relationship issues.
Benjamin. When Benjamin first discussed TMS therapy with a psychiatrist, Benjamin said he had definitely heard about this new form of treatment but never thought he would be one to try it. At the time, he was working as a restaurant cook in Seattle. The intensity and fast pace of his job brought his anxiety symptoms to the surface, which caused him to seek therapy and medication.
As his anxiety became under control, Benjamin noticed his depression was becoming more severe. He spoke with his psychiatrist about how different types and doses of antidepressants weren’t working as well as Benjamin hoped, and his psychiatrist recommended TMS.
Benjamin was certainly hesitant about treatment. He was nervous about the time commitment—about 40 minutes a day, five days a week—but was excited about the noninvasive and non-systemic qualities of TMS. After a difficult first session, Benjamin reported he felt “like a newer person.” He started feeling happier and consequently being and looking happier—a result he is pleased with. “After these treatments, I feel like I’m more connected with myself and the world around me, and I can truly say that I’m happy with myself.”
Sharon. I’ve gone through 30 sessions here (full treatment regimen for me) and it has been life-changing. My depression and anxiety stemming from chronic pain are in much better control, nearly in complete remission. I’m feeling like the person I knew was inside me is in charge again. All the staff are great people, from reception to the CEO. All my insurance issues were taken care of by them. It’s a relaxing environment. I can’t possibly recommend TMS and Anew Era TMS enough. Thank you!!!
Victoria. I was very depressed – I had thoughts of not wanting to be here. I was unable to even figure out how to get dressed in the morning; I wore the same clothes over and over again. I was constantly afraid of running into friends or people I knew. I slept half the day and was terrified of being alone. I completed 30 TMS sessions and I now feel more balanced, happy, and productive. I am back to being my gregarious self! My mind and memory are sharper. I’m up by 7:00 am every day and back to leading a happy, productive life!
Cindy. Before being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety, Cindy was not sure why she consistently felt so sad and felt like she shouldn’t be feeling this way. Her symptoms were on and off with the use of antidepressant medication. When an illness caused her to go off of the antidepressants, Cindy began TMS therapy.
After a few weeks, Cindy’s depression symptoms began drastically improving. This resulted in her feeling better overall, now engaged in life and in her relationships with her family. “I really liked how I was starting to feel better, and I feel like I got my life back from it. It has been missing for a long time.”
Susan. After 35+ years of “talk therapy” I’ve finally gained relief from crippling depression and PTSD. It’s a radical departure from the usual, but it works. It’s about time that science took a turn, as opposed to the endless, philosophical, theoretical tradition that has made psychology such a soft, hit-or-miss tradition. The advent of effective neuroscience should be celebrated and advanced. And even though this might not work for everyone, it certainly won’t make things worse, and it’s so worth the chance when it does. I’ve only ever gotten some mild improvement from decades of anti-depressants, and I’ve suffered terrible side effects. Although it’s a pretty big time commitment – 5 days per week, about 40 minutes per appointment, stick with it. I tried to end my life last January. I can’t imagine doing that now. It is not an understatement to say this has probably saved my life. I cannot recommend this treatment highly enough. What on earth do you have to lose?
Marley. I noticed a change in my outlook. After TMS I started enjoying myself more and was able to live in the moment to a greater degree. I experienced more productivity at work and have slept without sleeping aids for the first time in three years.”
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression that was not responsive to antidepressants, let these TMS therapy reviews 2019 inspire you to at least explore this exciting treatment option.