Depression is one of the most acute, widespread illnesses of the 21st century, affecting nearly 15 million American adults annually. One out of five people will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
• Long-lasting sadness
• Hopelessness and feelings of inadequacy
• Sleeplessness or excessive sleep
• A change in appetite or weight
• Difficulty functioning in a daily routine
Traditional treatments include antidepressants and therapy, however these often fail to bring relief and can cause serious side effects. Medications may only work for a brief period and patients often find themselves in a cycle of trying different medications every 90 days hoping to get even minimal effects.
Many people are medication resistant and experience no relief at all. If their condition persists or worsens, they may be referred for ECT treatment which includes hospitalization and use of anesthetics. Side effects of this treatment can be serious including memory loss, seizures, confusion, adverse responses to anesthetics, and cognitive dysfunction.
Hence, the value of an effective new procedure only offered in Utah at Highland Springs.
The Brainsway Deep TMS at Highland Springs is the only technology of this type in the region. It is a non-invasive treatment which stimulates the brain region responsible for depression, increasing serotonin levels to bring significant improvements in a short time.
Brainsway is an outpatient procedure which does not require hospitalization or anesthesia and does not cause memory loss or other long term side effects. Patients can drive home after treatment and follow a normal daily routine.
Treatments include a first session of about 60 minutes and then 20 minute sessions for the next 4-5 weeks. Within the first 6-7 treatments most patients score significantly lower on the Beck Depression Scale and report feeling much better. They also tend to look much better with improved affect, posture and energy.
This is a unique new technology that provides a safe, non-invasive and highly effective treatment for depression. It launches a new era in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and frees patients from side effects of antidepressant medication such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, insomnia and nausea.
Brainsway dTMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation*) is a breakthrough procedure that has proven effective in treating depression when other options have failed. It has been approved by the FDA for patients aged 22-68 who have depression and are resistant to, or have failed with, the use of antidepressant medication.
Available only in a handful of clinics in the U.S., this non-invasive, outpatient treatment stimulates the part of the brain responsible for depression and has almost no side effects.
Many insurance companies are providing coverage. Call us to find out what coverage you have or to learn about the treatment protocols.