If you have depression but have had no progress with talk therapy, your medication is not working or the side effects are intolerable; you may have what is known as treatment resistant depression. Two proven alternatives are available, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Both are effective in the treatment of depression, but there are numerous differences in safety and treatment tolerance.
Approximately 58% of patients with treatment resistant MDD respond positively to TMS therapy.
Living with depression is hard, but Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) can be especially painful when one treatment after another doesn’t help. You lose hope. Will you ever feel better? Finding the right treatment can take time but TMS may be the treatment that will make you feel like you again.