If you suffer from depression, you are not alone. The National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) estimates that in the United States alone, 16 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2012. That equals almost 7 percent of the United States population.
Worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 350 million people who suffer from depression.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health offers some data that highlights the problem among young adults. There found that more than 8 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 22, from 2008 to 2010, reported a major depressive episode in the previous year. They also found that women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy® may be able to help, with a non-drug treatment for depression that has proven effective in people with major depression.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication. It works by stimulating areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with severe depression.
Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that patients experience when they take antidepressant medication.
NeuroStar TMS for depression therapy is not right for everyone.
Contact us at 713-426-3100 to set up an appointment to ask our NeuroStar Certified Psychiatrist, Daniela White, M.D., if TMS Therapy is right for you.
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