“I came to the TMS Center very depressed with low energy and low self esteem. I had no motivation and was unable to keep a job. A couple of weeks after starting TMS, I began to feel better and noticed a lift in my overall mood. To my surprise, I found the TMS treatment to be painless and the routine was easy to follow. After going through TMS treatment I feel have my energy back, I have been able to work again and have regained meaningful relationships with my family and friends. I am very grateful for TMS and all the great staff for helping me to get my life back on track. I feel a new sense of happiness and purpose in life!”
K.O. (February 2012)
“Depression consumed my life. Even though I’d taken medicines and got coaching for 14.5 years, every 2.5 years I’d have a year of depression. I didn’t want to live anymore and prayed to God every night to take me in my sleep. I thought I was doomed, and couldn’t imagine life being better. I was depressed and my mood was sad constantly. I had constant shame and regret about all the mistakes I made in my life. I rarely smiled and believed that I was physically ugly. I wasn’t in acceptance, and believed that unless life gets better, it’s not worth living. I looked at life as a punishment. Finally, for the majority of my life, I had anhedonia which is the inability to receive or give pleasure, and I certainly had that when I was severely depressed.
After a couple of weeks I began to notice that the TMS treatment was working, the hopelessness and helplessness went away. I believed life would get better as I saw it doing so right in front of my eyes. Then the depression started going away and joy and happiness took its place. I started smiling more both by self-report and by others’ feedback (this person said to me, “I’ve known you for 2 years, and it’s easier to look at you these days”). As a result of smiling more and therefore my facial features being more relaxed, as well as, a product of higher self-esteem, I started looking good in the mirror for the first time in my life. Life stopped being a punishment. I started to look forward to the weather and the sunset every day and would rave about them to my friends on the phone. The colors of flowers came through, almost as though I’d been living in black and white before that. I started to be in acceptance, and realized that even if life doesn’t get better, it is worth living. I stopped feeling so ashamed of my previous mistakes and started looking at them as learning experiences. I also noticed I was better at thinking through ideas and concepts and I was able to write more coherently.
All the clinical team members were effective, bright, and personable. They were very gentle, caring, and accommodating throughout my treatment. ”
A.R. (November 2011)