Clinical depression, also known as major depression, affects approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population of over 18 years according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
It’s a mood disorder, stemming from the brain that affects the way a person behaves, feels and thinks. It causes hopelessness and sadness and lasts for a few days or worst case, years. People usually seek professional help if it lasts for years.
From the brain perspective, chemicals and hormones become out of balance in people who suffer from clinical depression. Cortisol is a major chemical hormone produced by the adrenal glands used to control stress.
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Stress is the reaction of the body to threats and demands. When parts of the brain receive excessive amounts of cortisol, it reacts accordingly which can produce complications.
People with an excessive amount of cortisol typically suffer from depression.
Depression is a very complex disease and no one knows what causes it. However, there are events in people’s lives that can contribute to it.
These range from genetics, unresolved traumatic experiences, illnesses, drug abuse, and life-changing events such as divorce, job changes etc.
In many cases, approximately 40% of clinically depressed patients don’t respond to traditional medical treatment. TMS Health Solutions, located in Sacramento, California, however, can provide a therapy for this debilitating disease.
Opened in 2007 as an outpatient psychiatric treatment center, TMS treats depressed patients with traditional methods as well as a more advanced method – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
This is an FDA approved, non-invasive, highly effective therapy for patients that don’t respond to medications or other treatments.
TMS Health Solutions is a team of highly professional and knowledgeable clinicians dedicated to the research and studies of this disease to effectively treat their patients.
The founder of TMS Health Solutions, Dr. Richard Bermudas, sought to build a practice that focused on continued new approaches and innovative methods of treating mental health.
Each clinician continually researches and seeks new ways and new trends to provide the best possible treatment for every patient.
Clinical studies of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation have proven that one out of three patients has had a 50% reduction in their symptoms and after six weeks of treatment, one-third of those patients were in complete remission.
It’s an outpatient treatment, non-invasive and only requires 30-60 minutes. There are no side effects and patients can continue with normal routines after the treatments.
With this approach, however, some patients have drastically improved but may continue with a reduced amount of medication.
Treatment sessions are four-six weeks and covered by major insurance plans.