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Scientists show great efficacy in curing depression

Original post made on May 10, 2013

NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy and Treatment is an FDA-approved procedure that uses an electro-magnet to stimulate neurotransmitter production. Blackhawk TMS, a subsidiary of Diablo Behavioral Healthcare and Mindful Health Solutions, is the first clinic on the I-680 corridor to use this breakthrough technology.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:09 PM

Comments

Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on May 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

I think it is productive to have options in depression therapies, and TMS adds to the choices that patients and their physicians have at their disposal. Keep in mind that this is a paid advertisement rather than a journal article, and please research potential new therapies before you try them. In addition, if paying out of pocket is not an option for you, remember to contact your health insurance provider to see if this type of therapy is covered under your plan.

As the advertisement states, not everyone responds to prescription medications and/or counseling, though some respond very well; and not everyone would respond to TMS either. The important thing is to know all of your (many)options, to know that different therapies work for different people, and not to lose hope.


Posted by Ruth, a resident of Danville
on May 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm

A friend of mine, who lives north of Sacramento, chose TMS to treat her depression. The staff was very friendly and they checked her insurance for her. The insurance covered part of the cost and she paid the rest. However, if the insurance did not cover the TMS treatments there were other payment options available. By the way, she is so thankful and truly happy with her decision to do something about her depression.