About Depression


 

The darkness of depression descends on the afflicted individual like a thick dark cloud, isolating them from the reality they once knew.

While in the throes of a major depressive event, feelings of despair and hopelessness crowd out the remnants of former joy and pleasure, making the mere thought of happiness seem like a distant memory. The enormous energy needed to even get out of bed in the morning cannot be mustered, so solitude and inactivity become the daily reality of the depressed person.

Depression in America


Depression impacts a staggering number of people; a whopping 16.1 million adults in the U.S. suffer from this debilitating disease. At least one-third of the people who suffer from depression never seek depression treatment or the help they need, believing that it will eventually resolve on its own. Well-meaning efforts by friends and loved ones can fall flat, as they are not equipped to even begin to understand the complexities of a depressive illness. Sometimes, even, their attempts to cheer up their depressed loved one can result in that person pulling further away out of frustration and shame.

 

Signs of Depression


At the core of most depressive illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Thankfully, study after study are demonstrating that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression treatment can help to reset and re-balance the brain’s chemistry, offering hope to those who suffer from this often unbearable condition.

 

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Deep Sadness

Pervasive sense of sadness, hopelessness and/or worthlessness

Low Energy

Fatigue and lethargy, sleep disturbances – either insomnia or sleeping in excess

Small Changes

Changes in eating habits, resulting in weight gain or loss

Lack of Interest

Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed

Mood

Irritability, anger, and agitated states

Suicidal

Suicide ideation and preoccupation with death

Insurance Coverage for TMS


Insurance accepted for Depression Treatment, specifically TMS therapy, has more than doubled in the last few years; a sign that insurance companies must see cost savings in a treatment method for major depressive disorder (MDD) that works more efficiently than the traditional regimen. Contact Achieve TMS East today to speak to one of our friendly, informed staff members who can answer your questions regarding insurance accepted for depression treatment and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy at (866) 943-2181.

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