TMS treatment is a non-invasive treatment for medication-resistant depression. It is not new. The FDA approved TMS as a treatment for depression approximately two years ago and its been used as a treatment for more than 10.
TMS Treatment is covered by most insurances for treatment-resistant depression. In other words, for treatment of individuals with a history of depression who have tried multiple medications without acceptable results.
Liz Steel was ready to give up after decades of life with depression in Kansas City. On her last treatment she shared this.
Karey (last name withheld) said, "You get to a place where you have nothing to lose. So I requested TMS treatment as a last resort.
I find the treatment painful, but I'd do it every day of my life because it has changed my life.I had forgotten what is was like to get up in the morning and be able to function. I no longer dwell on things. Instead I let problems roll off my shoulders."
According to physicians at Stanford University, chronic pain is correlated with major depression.
Chronic pain is a term used to describe pain that lasts beyond the typical time it takes for an illness or injury to heal. Sometimes chronic pain is also described as pain that lasts longer than three months. Research suggests that anywhere from 30 to 50% of people with chronic pain also struggle with depression or anxiety.1
Chronic pain isn’t just a physical condition—it’s an emotional one as well that has tremendous influence over a person’s thoughts and moods. People with chronic pain may isolate from others or be unable to achieve mobility they once had. Chronic pain isn’t just associated with physical injuries either, as it can stem from conditions like heart disease, arthritis, migraines, or diabetes.
Dr. Brian Barash, Chief Medical Officer of Signature Psychiatric Hospital, will speak and answer your questions.
This event will be held at Trezo Mare in the Village of Briarcliff from 6 to 7:30 pm.
You are welcome to attend any portion of the evening that you can make work with your schedule.
The talk is sponsored by Neurostar and Signature Psychiatric Hospital.
You may RSVP in the form above or by calling Brenda at 816-335-0138
2525 Glenn Hendren Dr., Liberty MO 64068
Monday - Friday: 8AM–8PM