Patient review rTMS treatment
I had been suffering from depression all my life, over 30 years. I didn’t get a lot of success from medication throughout my illness. Living with depression has been difficult and a constant struggle, but I had to live with it. I believed that there was no way out of depression, until I started the rTMS treatment at the rTMS Centre in Sheffield. rTMS treatment has given my life back and now it is wonderful to live with out depression. I enjoyed my 5 weeks at the rTMS Centre; the treatment has been very successful and effective.
The patient completed 20 sessions of rTMS treatment for severe depression at the rTMS Centre in sheffield. Each rTMS session is 40 minutes, however with a new approved protocol this has reduced to 20 minutes.
The patient responded well within the first week of treatment, as he described a ‘cloud being lifted’ and improvements in mood and motivation. Weeks 2 to 4 were gradual reductions in other depression symptoms, such as reduced anxiety, hopelessness and ruminating thoughts. Above that he has been able to gradually reduce he’s anti-depressants, since depression is not part of him anymore.
Depression can take over your life, stops you from doing the things that you loved and with conventional treatments that have not worked. rTMS treatment has worked wonders for people with severe depression. TMS treatment has allowed so many people to come out of their depression and to live a “normal” life again.