I was very numb prior to starting TMS. Numb, but overwhelmed. I feel like a cloud has been lifted. I’m actually feeling again. I never thought I would say that.
Major Depressive Disorder is one of the most common mental health condition. It can heavily impact a person’s life in a variety of ways, generating waves of sadness, sleeplessness, changes in appetite and weight, and difficulty in following one’s daily routine.
Depression often seems like a bleak cycle from which there is no escape. Traditional depression treatments, such as antidepressants or ECT, often heighten the despair by failing to provide an adequate solution for many patients, due to various disadvantages such as low efficacy, severe side effects, anesthesia and hospitalization.
Brainsway has begun a new era in depression treatment, with a safe, effective drug-free solution which can restore well-being for patients. Brainsway’s Deep TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is a non-invasive depression treatment which stimulates the brain region associated with depression and results in significant improvement.
A well-tolerated short-term outpatient depression treatment, Brainsway Deep TMS does not require hospitalization or anesthesia, and does not entail risks for memory loss, systemic side effects or an indefinite drug regimen.
Brainsway’s Deep TMS has been proven to be a highly effective depression treatment for a wide range of patients cases, from mild to persistent drug-resistant depression. It is proven to help patients who tried one or more types of antidepressants but did not achieve satisfactory improvement. A short-term outpatient procedure, Brainsway Deep TMS sessions provide effective results in much shorter time (just 20 minutes compared to 37 with traditional TMS). Moreover, Brainsway Deep TMS does not require anesthesia, and entails no memory loss and no systemic side effects.
Brainsway’s Deep TMS is a short-term depression treatment requiring only brief daily sessions of 20 minutes over 4-6 weeks. In each treatment session, the patient is comfortably seated in a chair, and a cushioned helmet is placed over the head. The helmet generates short acting magnetic fields, similar to those used in MRI systems. Throughout the session, patients remain alert and awake, and immediately afterwards, patients can return home independently to resume their daily routine.* Brainsway Deep TMS has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depressive episodes in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder, who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous anti-depressant medication treatment in the current depressive episode (FDA 510(k) No. K122288).