Depression

Using TMS To Treat Depression & Major Depressive Disorder

When you’re depressed, everything that you once held so important begins to fade. You begin to disconnect from the world around you. Your job. Your family. Your entire life.

Major Depressive Disorder is a common and serious medical illness that causes persistent and distressing symptoms, which negatively affect your ability to regulate your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems, making it difficult for a person to function at work and at home. When depression is left unchecked, parts of your brain function differently and some areas can become weakened.

We started Salience TMS Neuro Solutions for this reason. We have a uniquely better, non-invasive treatment that will restore activity in your brain so that you can truly recover from depression.

What causes depression?

A variety of factors are thought to cause depression. Like many other medical conditions, the exact cause isn’t known; however, research indicates that trauma, hormonal imbalances, genetic inheritance and physical changes in the brain all play a role. Brain chemistry may change the function of neurotransmitters and the interaction of neural networks that maintain mood stability and regulate how you think, feel, and act. Mood disorders like depression indicate that some neural networks aren’t functioning as they should, primarily in the salience network.

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Symptoms of Depression

  • Feelings of hopelessness, extreme guilt, or worthlessness.
  • Loss of interest, apathy, or social isolation.
  • Trouble concentrating and making decisions or memory loss.
  • Significant weight gain or loss.
  • Fatigue and lack of concentration.
  • Physical aches or pain.
  • Anxiety, angry outbursts, or frustration.
  • Suicidal thinking or thoughts of death.
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Depression in our community

  • An estimated 16.2 million adult Americans have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year.
  • Fewer than half of those affected in the world receive treatment due to lack of trained healthcare providers, social stigma, and inaccurate assessment.
  • Many people with depression have a co-occurring disorder, like anxiety or ADHD, or a physical illness, like heart disease.
  • Depression is the largest cause of disability in the country and creates significant burdens at school and work.
  • Major depressive episodes are higher among adult women: 8.5% compared to 4.8% of men.
  • The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode was highest among individuals age 18-25 (10.9%).
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TMS Treatment

TMS safely uses MRI strength pulses to strengthen the neural networks often associated with depression. TMS treats the neurological cause of depression: disengaged neural pathways.

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Supporting Someone With Depression

When someone you love has depression, you can feel disconnected from the person you know in your heart. Dealing with any chronic illness leaves friends, family, and loved ones frustrated and angry, especially when medications and treatments don’t lead to true recovery.

Together, with patients and supportive loved ones, Salience creates a customized TMS treatment plan and navigates complex insurance issues to make the path to wellness simple and easy. Our highly trained team and patient advocates have a uniquely better and proven approach to treatment. Helping someone live again is one of the greatest acts of love and kindness.
There are a few ways you can help make the connection:

  • Start a conversation and get educated about depression treatment options, like medication, therapy or TMS treatments.
  • Encourage them to take the first step. It’s often the hardest part, and with your help, it can be easier.
  • Don’t blame or stigmatize your loved one. Depression is a chronic illness with difficult and complex symptoms.
  • Remember that depression is a recognized medical condition that can only be recovered from with professional help.
  • Advocate for and support your loved one throughout their treatment process. Listen and open conversations along the way.