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Austin, TX 78731-6225

 

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TMS Therapy Testimonials



Here are some patient remarks, and more patient stories are at TheDepressionHopeCenter.com

"I FEEL BETTER ON LESS MEDICATION"

The TMS treatments significantly reduced my depression. I felt better on less medication and had more energy. It gave me hope in knowing that this treatment will be an option if I need it again.

--Karen V in Austin


"I HAVE BETTER FOCUS"

My mood is much better. I no longer cry every day. I am more engaged with family and friends. I am driving again. I noticed no side effects. I would recommend it if prescribed for depression. My depression was resistant to many medications. I have returned twice for short term treatments when I felt my mood begin to drop. Both times TMS restored my mood.

-- Jane H in Austin


"I AM HAPPIER"

Before TMS I had nervous energy and stayed active to keep my mind off things, but my anxieies were not under control. Now they are better. I am lively and willing to do more things -- I don't isolate as much as I used to. I had no side effects. Meds made me feel sluggish and blah. I would say "Do it!" if you are thinking about TMS. I was so skeptical, but by the third week I could start to tell a difference.

-- Bonnie H in Austin


"THE SPARK AND THE GLUE"

Since fall of 2010, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy has transformed my life.

From the start, it has felt like a combination of stimulation -- a Spark, a nudge -- to the areas of my mind and emotions that had not responded satisfactorily to medications, CBT, and supplements. I have felt continuously increasing relief of symptoms associated with depression and chronic anxiety. I am resuming activities and family/social relationships that had been disrupted for years.

And, I just feel better!

The "Glue":  To this day I credit the "shift," the effect of feeling like all the treatments are working together better and better, to TMS therapy. My accomplishments in everyday living have multiplied since 2010 in a way not seen since my original diagnosis of depression in 1985. In my case, I still take medication, but the dosages have stabilized to a consistent amount since 2010. I still see my  therapist regularly. Rather than expecting that TMS would replace medication, etc., I had the hope that all my treatmentw would work together to help my depression, and that's what TMS did for me. It seemed to bring all of the treatment together to improve my health.

Thank you, Dr. Vaché, Ashley, and Vicki, for all of your expertise and support throughout my treatments, and especially for providing access to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy in your practice.

--Amy in Austin


“THANKS TO TMS!!

My life is now depression-free!!"

I was as skeptical as anyone about the success of this program. So were my husband and my clinical psychologist. But something had to work!! I could not face going through the rest of my life with serious depression.

After 16 treatments, I was a new woman and continue to be!! I have not had a day of depression since I stopped this very specialized program. I can highly recommend that anyone with chronic depression try this program. It is worth the time, money, and effort; and I can assure you that you will be cared for by the very best staff available for this treatment.

Have faith! There is a way OUT of serious depression!!” — Arlene, Austin, TX

When I first began TMS I had been on depression medication for 7 months with no positive results. I felt that my depression was getting worse and I was getting desperate. After starting TMS treatments I could tell my condition was improving. After 20 treatments I was feeling more like my old self again, no longer depressed. I chose TMS because it was non-invasive with no side effects and did not require met to be sedated for the treatments. -- Marlene, Georgetown, TX

“I am really very happy with the way things are going. I have my confidence back – I have not had that in months” — TMS Therapy patient from Concord Hospital, N

“This is the best I have felt in a long time; I really have a future now” — TMS Therapy patient from Concord Hospital, NH

“Freedom is a very important work to most Americans and it is a very important word to describe my TMS treatments. I now have the freedom to think, feel and behave like my friends and family” — TMS Therapy patient from Advanced Mental Healthcare, Inc. Palm Beach, FL

“The results are startling…spontaneous joy…you get to feeling a certain way…(now) it’s not forced…it’s effortless…it’s like changing a battery. I had resigned myself that at one point my life would be over and that was a comfort. There was no joy. Everything was an effort. To actually be in a therapy that is working…It works for a person who had given up hope…” — TMS Therapy patient from Dr. Carl Wahlstrom’s office, Chicago, IL

“This treatment has really given me my life back” — TMS Therapy patient from Concord Hospital, NH

 

Here are some Case Reports:

51 Year-Old Woman

Patient Description

  • Patient is a 51-year-old woman
  • She has suffered from recurrent Major Depressive Disorder for over 20 years

Patient Depression Treatment History

  • History of non-response to five antidepressants (including SSRIs, SNRIs and Wellbutrin®)

Treatment in Current Episode

  • Patient was taking Effexor XR® 300mg at the start of TMS Therapy
  • Initial Beck Depression Inventory of 42

NeuroStar TMS Therapy Treatment Course and Results

  • Patient treated acutely with 15 TMS Therapy sessions plus 5 taper sessions
  • Successfully tapered off Effexor XR
  • Patient had a final Beck Depression Inventory of 3 after the 15th treatment session

Case Study: 45-Year-Old Father

Patient Description

  • Patient is a 45-year-old man
  • Professional, married, with three children
  • Patient suffers from Major Depressive Disorder

Patient Depression Treatment History

  • Patient started a low dose of Wellbutrin®
  • Medication, along with psychotherapy, was effective until 2008

Treatment in Current Episode

  • Patient experienced a more severe episode of depression
  • Wellbutrin dosage increased to 300mg but was not well tolerated
  • Remeron® (30mg) was started – patient experienced partial response
  • Patient then inquired about TMS Therapy and began treatment

NeuroStar TMS Therapy Treatment Course and Results

  • Patient treated acutely with 34 sessions of TMS Therapy
  • Patient returns periodically (approximately every four weeks) for a “booster” TMS Therapy session
  • TMS Therapy, in conjunction with regular psychotherapy sessions with psychiatrist, have proven to be successful

Patient Quote:
“I decided to go with (NeuroStar TMS Therapy), and what I noticed was that after about 2-3 weeks, I felt like I was young again. Like 20-years old. Things about my life that were bothering me sort of just unconsciously fade into the background now. I have interest in other things, simple things like picking up a book, actually reading it, and enjoying…rather than just seeing the words on the page and thinking about other things in my life that were bothering me."

Case Study: 30 Year-Old Woman

Patient Description

  • Patient is a 30-year-old white woman
  • Patient suffers from severe recurrent Major Depressive Disorder

Patient Depression Treatment History

  • Patient started dealing with anxiety issues as a high school student
  • First depression occurred in her early 20s after college during initial adult relationship and work difficulties
  • Experienced several prior episodes of depression with partial response to antidepressant medication including: Paxil®, Effexor®, Lexapro®, Pristiq® and also Abilify®
  • Other trials included Lamictal®, Xanax® and psychotherapy
  • Patient received psychotherapy over 2 to 3 years

Treatment in Current Episode

  • Patient currently in a 6 month Major Depressive Disorder episode
  • Patient treated with Lamictal® and psychotherapy
  • TMS Therapy prescribed based on patient’s non-response to antidepressants administered in previous episodes

NeuroStar TMS Therapy Treatment Course and Results

  • Patient treated acutely with 30 sessions of TMS Therapy plus 6 taper TMS Therapy sessions
  • HAM-D scores decreased from 24 to 2

Case Study: 55-Year-Old Woman Professional

Patient Description

  • Patient is a 55-year-old woman professional
  • Suffers from recurrent Major Depressive Disorder with Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Patient Depression Treatment History

  • Patient treated for moderate depression for the past 4-5 years with Prozac (40mg)
  • Treatment had a dulling effect but was not effective in improving her mood
  • Patient experienced worsening of depression symptoms: increase in sleep, decrease in pleasure, loss of interest in activities

Treatment in Current Episode

  • Patient was taking 40mg of Prozac
  • Patient had difficulty tolerating medication and was not adequately benefitting
  • NeuroStar TMS Therapy Treatment Course and Results

Patient treated with 32 sessions of TMS Therapy

  • Prozac dosage lowered to 10mg at the beginning of treatment
  • 7.5 mg of Deplin® added at the beginning of week four of TMS Therapy
  • Patient’s Beck Depression Inventory decreased from 20 to 12
  • Patient noted improved mood, renewed interest in friends and work at week 2 of TMS Therapy

Patient Quote:
“After years of struggling with depression, anxiety and medications that didn’t work, I got ‘me’ back with TMS Therapy. My appetite is back to normal and I’m losing weight… I’m free.”

 


 

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For additional stories, visit The Depression Hope Center. The Depression Hope Center was created as an online community to unite individuals and their loved ones battling depression. Through this site, we hope to create a resource for those who have been effectively treated and for those seeking depression treatment hope.

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