Depression and the Salience Network
Salience isn’t just our namesake. It’s also the name of the network in the brain that is most correlated with depression. The word “Salience” means “prominence or deserving of our attention,” which perfectly describes the Salience Network and its role in deciding how mood and thoughts are focused.
As the brain’s emotional control center, the Salience Network delivers signals to and from the areas of the brain that determine how we act, react and respond to situations, thoughts and feelings. When a person is suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, often the signals that would normally regulate mood and emotions cannot make their way back across the Salience Network. Many patients with depression also experience other symptoms such as anxiety or lack of sleep due to this lack of connectivity.
Our FDA cleared, non-invasive TMS treatment helps awaken and strengthen those neural networks through repetition and stimulation. Similar to the concept of physical therapy, Salience TMS therapy works to restore the brain’s ability to naturally decode, evaluate and react to what’s happening around it, helping patients truly recover from depression and reconnect back to their life.
We started Salience TMS Neuro Solutions because mental health is deserving of our community’s attention. Since then, we’ve made it our mission to deliver TMS treatment with the respect and care that all people suffering from depression deserve.