"I have been diagnosed and suffered with major depression for more than 30 years. I have lived on sheer will power alone; until I was no longer able to do so. For the first time in my adult life I Am Depression Free!"
- DM age 48
I had to withdraw from University because of depression. It was so severe that I just stopped moving and eating. During TMS though it felt as though a weight was slowly being lifted. Now I feel like my depression is completely gone and I've gotten my life back. - AM
TMS has opened a door to the future that promises hope for a depression free life- a life without the ups and downs depression brings- a more in-control and stable self.
- FC age 66
It's like a switch was flipped and the depression is gone. It's truly amazing. I'm so thankful to have it (depression) behind me and be able to move on with my life.
- M.P. age 59
"I have been depressed for over 15 years and using the highest dosage on medications. I was looking at adding a third medication and was very opposed to doing that. TMS was a great alternative and even though I went a week longer than planned, I have felt at peace for the first time in years. I feel very in control and able to finally take interest in my life again."
– HB age 45
"I went through months of closing myself in my home away from family and friends. It was a struggle just to accomplish the bare minimum of going to work, the grocery store and having to remind myself to eat on a regular basis. I had very little, if any, joy in my life and rarely any laughter. After four weeks of TMS I am once again enjoying life. I am getting out, doing things, and eating. Most important to me I found my sense of humor."
- S.S. age 57
"Even as a child I knew I was depressed. It has hung around my whole life but I figured one day it would go away. It didn't. My depression got worse and worse. Finally a day arrived where I could no longer take the pain. My choice was to add an extra drug to my medication or to try TMS. I chose TMS. I was desperate to be myself again, enjoy things, laugh, get out of bed, and take showers! TMS managed to lift the dark cloud which was a constant in my life. To change oneself is extremely difficult. You must WANT IT. TMS really has changed my life. I can only imagine where I would be today had I not done it."
- A.M. age 33
"Before TMS I felt hopeless. I didn’t want to get out of the house, socialize with people at work, or participate in family functions. After so many years of dealing with the ups & downs of depression, I was willing to try anything, TMS gave me the boost I needed to start living my life again. My family started noticing changes in my mood after just a few treatments. I was a little more hesitant to believe TMS was actually working. Now a month out of treatment, I feel like the depression cloud has lifted and I am a productive person again. I still have a lot of work to do in therapy, but TMS gave me the confidence I needed to tackle the challenges that come my way."
- SE age 39
"I never once thought that trying to end my life would ultimately save my life. Depression, anxiety, mood swings, alcoholism, and this role I played was genetic, passed down from my father. What a terrible gene to possess. I first started taking anti-depressants in college, 8 years ago, after I became suicidal. I honestly thought I didn't need them, that it's a band-aid to a wound I'll always be stuck with, never scarring, just reopening. Every day since I popped my happy pill and tried to make it through the day without become moody, agitated, or drinking to wash away the way problems in my life. The jobs I dreamed of were lost year after year, the relationship I wanted was exactly what I didn't need, and I pushed friends/family away, so once I hit the psych ward for the first time, I had no idea who I was anymore. Day after day, I sat through PHP and IOP, in hopes it would just click, the real me would come back, but who am I? What's my purpose? How could I even move forward after everything I lost? My happy pills increased, and so did my therapy. Jobless, living with my mother, no friends, but family and two dogs that believed in me were all I had left. All my life I was taught you have to work hard for what you want, nothing will ever be handed to you. That's exactly what I had to do, was work hard, harder than I ever imagined I would need to on a disease I didn't want, a handicap I would not wish against my worst enemy! My life began again when I tried to end it, I surrounded myself around people who understood what no one else could, I attended therapy every day, and most importantly I welcomed the 3,000 pulses to my brain daily for the next 7 weeks. I put in the time, I put in the hard work, and I began to finally trust the process. This process was life, my life, and I was tired of allowing everyone else to affect my life. It was time I took it back, and it was time I found my purpose. One day at a time (the most underrated phrase), I visited the office, sat in a comfortable blue chair, put in my ear plugs, and talked for the next 37 minutes while my brain became reenergized. One day at a time, I started to feel happier, and not the cliché happy, it was a happy where I truly began to enjoy my days. TMS is exactly like losing weight, everyone will notice a change before you do but you will feel the change. You have to trust the process, and as I'm sitting here writing my testimony amongst children of all ages, our next generation, I feel a sense of purpose. I feel thankful to be alive, because I pushed myself through something you can't see, and I accepted the challenge that I would do whatever it took to take back my life. I know the journey isn't over with, I'll have good and bad days, but now I know, I can overcome those bad days. My life is a pie, and every slice represents my treatment plan. Please, do not give up, everyone is a little broken, but we are warriors and warriors do not give up."
–SF Age 27