Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, but TMS therapy has offered relief for many people who struggle with depression. If you or someone you care about struggles with depression, there are many ways to receive the help you need and learn if TMS therapy is right for you.
How is TMS Used for Depression Treatment?
NeuroStar TMS therapy is an alternative depression treatment that stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.” TMS is a non-drug therapy option that uses magnets to restimulate dormant areas of the brain.
Every body and brain is different when it comes to managing depression. Some people with depression who seek TMS therapy report improvements in as little as four weeks.
TMS Therapy Reviews: Mariah’s Remission from Depression
Mariah is a graduate student in New York who struggled with depression for years before seeking TMS therapy with Neurostar.
Watch Mariah tell her story of how TMS therapy gave her relief from depression, or read the summary below.
Depression “[…] was really all I had known growing up,” Mariah explains.
“I didn’t realize that there was life outside of feeling sad and feeling anxious.” As many people with depression have to do, Mariah advocated for herself and educated her parents on the complications of depression. Her mental health continued to decline to the point where it was hard for Mariah to function with day-to-day tasks.
Talk therapy was not providing relief. To switch treatment options, Mariah’s therapist recommended that Mariah talk to someone who had been through TMS therapy. After some thought, she decided to seek TMS therapy with Neurostar.
“It was very laid back, even on the first day,” Mariah reflects. Her parents noticed a change right away and that Mariah seemed more like herself again.
“I noticed my depression to lift probably around treatment number five.”
Flowers seemed brighter and the sky bluer, Mariah remembers, as she continued TMS therapy. “I continued feeling good even after my treatments were done.”
Finding a life outside of depression was challenging at first for Mariah, as she had to remember all the things that she loved and what she liked to do, prior to living with depression.
Mariah celebrated her TMS anniversary by traveling with a friend on a camping road trip. She is grateful to the support her parents have provided throughout this transformative journey too.
“Neurostar changed my life,” Mariah says. “I’m a totally different person than I was a year ago when I had the treatments done, and it’s for the better.