Along with the treatment, I made the intention to be happy! I set out to do my work because I don't believe there is a cure in any pill or procedure. I have been to talk therapy for over a year now and think that it has been overlooked on my part for most of my life." Linda R.
"I was hesitant to starting TMS, but I am so happy that I gave it a chance. I am now much happier than I was before and have the ability to do things I was not able to do prior to the treatment. I am very thankful for the staff's support, as well."Caitlin D. (4/18)
"My family and I notice such an improvement in myself after completing the TMS treatment. I could not be more thankful for the staff in supporting me through this process. I recommend this treatment wholeheartedly to anyone with depression."Phil M. (3/18)
I had been suffering from depression for over 40 years and had taken various medications to alleviate my symptoms. None of them really made me feel much better. In fact, my symptoms seemed to worsen in the last ten years.
Then I saw this one-page information sheet about TMS at the Brick office of Neuropsychology and Counseling Associates where I received counseling.
My husband and I discussed the therapy and, even though it meant a large commitment of my time, I was happy to find a new therapy that might improve my quality of life.
It didn’t take but a few sessions before I was feeling better. I began getting up in the morning looking forward to the day instead of wanting to stay in bed. Daily naps that had lasted 3 or 4 hours were a thing of the past. As I continued the treatment I began to deal with my issues in my life in a totally different way. I found that my feelings about myself and my life began to improve.
Although I do have times that I feel down, they only last for a little while, and I seem to bounce back very quickly. Now that I have finished treatment, I feel like a new woman who has a bright future in store for myself.
In closing, I want to thank Melissa, Jenell, Jennifer, and Dr. Abbas who helped me and encouraged me through this process. I don’t know if I could do it without their support. Besides being very competent and professional, I really felt that they cared about my wellbeing.Deborah D. (6/16)
Just when I was at the point where I was resigned to my chronic, major depression, rTMS treatment was suggested to me. After years of resorting to various antidepressant medications, and struggling with the debilitating side effects that seemed to define me, I just assumed that life, as I was living it, would never change. For the first two weeks of rTMS treatment, my doubts and skepticism about its effectiveness did were not diminished. It didn’t feel like it was working. However, one day I was asked how I was doing. And without hesitation, I responded, “Good”. That answer was so immediate that it surprised even me. That feeling was energizing. That awareness was the beginning of subtle, welcomed changes in my life. Simply put, if felt like something heavy, some cloud of unknowing, had lifted from me.
I no longer spent hours crying, my emotions were appropriate with life’s challenges. I felt hopeful, content and motivated to pursue this newfound existence. My ability to sustain positive thought, to make decisions, to just accept reality improved with each passing week.
Living life in the present is now enjoyable. Appreciating people, places, and special moments is wonderful. Being free from depression is something to celebrate. I credit rTMS for making it possible for me to truly know the meaning of “feeling good” It is a non-invasive, effective treatment for depression. It should be highlighted in any anti-depressant arsenal. I am do grateful that I took this step to create a healthier happier life.Pat B. (7/16)