We all feel sad from time to time, but does that mean we have depression?
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Clinical Depression, is when someone experiences continued and intense feelings of sadness for two or more weeks and has changes in the way they function (weight loss or gain, loss of interest in activities, etc.). A doctor can diagnose MDD based on symptom criteria and symptoms.
Cleared by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a treatment that uses MRI strength
magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve, or sometimes even eliminate, the symptoms of depression.
For more in-depth information about TMS Therapy, please visit our FAQs page under Resources.
Since then, we have added 14 additional clinics in the Western United States.
We are the only civilian TMS clinic to be vetted and referred by the Veterans Administration to treat Veterans
anywhere in the U.S., and the only TMS clinic to receive the Department of Defense protocol to treat depression.
Additionally, we are on panel and contracted with all major health insurance companies
and Medicare in all 50 states, and with Medicaid (currently in Washington state only).
FDA-cleared, TMS is a non-invasive treatment shown to provide relief without the negative side effects of medication.
Over 85% of our patients have symptoms reduced by more than 60%
Over 55% of our patients receive complete remission
Treatment takes place in one of our clinics five days a week over a six-week period. Sessions last on average 45 minutes.
TMS Therapy is covered by most major insurance companies, the VA, Medicare, and in some states, Medicaid.
Have you tried two or more antidepressant medications,
but found no relief from your depression?
Take the PHQ-9 self-assessment to determine your score and see if
TMS Therapy can help you move toward relieving your depression symptoms.
(The PHQ-9 is a tool used to help diagnose the symptoms and severity of depression.)