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TMS is making headlines

Posted May 2, 2013

When people are depressed, they may feel as if nothing will ever make them feel happy again. Many patients report that they have tried everything to alleviate the symptoms of their depression, but when nothing seems to work, they need an alternative. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a new alternative treatment for depression that has received rising media attention since its FDA approval in 2008. Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare provides this treatment as an option to patients. 

Media coverage has highlighted the success of the treatment. An episode of Dr. Oz that aired March 14, 2012 covered a patient undergoing the treatment. The patient described her treatment as “life changing” and that “a dark cloud had been lifted.”

In the March 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping, an article featured a personal success story. Carmen Burton shared her battles with depression and her decision to try TMS. “Because of my baby, I decided to try a new treatment. In a little over a week, I was astonished: For the first time in 20 years, I felt normal.”

Salon.com introduced TMS to its readers in January in an article entitled, “A magnetic helmet that could help treat depression.” Katie McDonough writes, “It might sound like weird science, but doctors are hailing it as a non-invasive and effective alternative to antidepressants.”

Though the treatment has been around for a few years, there are not many practices that have TMS. However, due to its tremendous success, Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare, North Carolina’s largest mental health practice, offers TMS to patients.

The typical initial treatment course consists of at least 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period, for an average of 20-30 total treatments. Each treatment session lasts approximately 40 minutes. Click Here to learn more about this cutting edge treatment.

Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare is an advertising partner of WRAL.com, but each article is intended to be educational and informative in nature.

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