We specialize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy to target depression at its core.
Depression is a common but serious illness, that is likely caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors. Around one in every 10 people will suffer from depression.
What is Depression?
We understand that while depression may be common, it is a serious illness that requires proven methodologies to renew one’s life. Our TMS Therapy approach provides a safe and drug-free path to living better.
Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you.
Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Medications, psychotherapies and other methods can effectively treat people with depression.
What causes depression?
Brain regions that control mood are often disrupted in depression. By understanding the brain better, our ability to treat depression should also get a boost.
There are several forms of depressive disorders including, but not limited to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), Psychotic Depression, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Bipolar Disorder (or Manic-Depressive Disorder), among others.
The PET images below show the differences in brain activity levels between a normal brain (left) and a brain with major depression (right). Note the area in the front of the brain (top of the images) are much more active in the brain without depression. This area is known to be involved in mood regulation. Another region known to be involved in mode regulation is deep in the center of the brain. Note the brain with depression has very low activity compared to the normal brain in the central region. TMS Therapy has been shown to improve the activity levels in both the frontal and central areas of the brain.