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Since we introduced Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy for depression at our Financial District office, we’ve received many questions about the service. We’ve been answering some of the most common questions in a weekly series on our blog. Here’s our fifth Q & A:
How can I learn more about a real patient experience with TMS Therapy?
The idea of TMS Therapy is often brand new to many clients and can seem a bit unusual at first. A first person account of the process of TMS Therapy from the decision to try it, through the treatment sessions, and reflections upon the outcome may helpful in seeing how TMS Therapy could be useful in one’s own life.
If you’d like to learn more about one woman’s personal experience with TMS Therapy, we recommend Martha Rhodes’ book, 3,000 Pulses Later: A Memoir of Surviving Depression Without Medication.
“3,000 Pulses Later describes how Martha Rhodes, a successful advertising executive, wife, and mother who in her late fifties, and despite a seemingly ideal life, succumbed to depression and overdosed on Xanax and alcohol in an unsuccessful suicide attempt. The memoir describes her challenges with untreated, drug-resistant depression and her struggle to find an alternative to the drugs that failed to relieve her symptoms.
After a grueling stay in a psychiatric ward and many months of trial-and- error medications, Rhodes pursued TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.)
3,000 Pulses Later shares how the road back to health with TMS returned her to an even better place than where she started. She now manages her depression with TMS Therapy and without the side effects attributable to antidepressant medications.”
You can request a free copy of 3,000 Pulses Later by clicking here.
This patient experience video may be helpful as well:
For more information about TMS Therapy services at Commonwealth Psychology Associates, please click here.
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