About Depression and TMS

While often misunderstood, major depression (major depressive disorder), is a common and serious condition affecting a sizeable amount of the U.S. population. Around 16.1 million Americans are currently affected by the illness, which is characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and anxiousness that make everyday activities challenging. Moderate depression is also a growing problem affecting many.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy is a safe, proven, FDA-approved treatment for managing symptoms of depression. TMS Therapy is currently being provided by more than 650 physicians, helping more than 25,000 individuals.

How Does TMS for Depression work?

Hear from a real NeurOasis patient.

Depression at a Glance

  • Approximately 16.1 million Americans suffer from major depression
  • Depression is considered a leading cause of disability around the world
  • Women are more often affected by depression than men
  • Depression can occur regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status
  • Researchers estimate that by the year 2030, depression will be the leading cause of disease burden—impact on length and health of lives—worldwide
  • TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy
  • In clinical studies, depression symptoms for many patients significantly improved or went away after 4 to 6 weeks of TMS Therapy



Should you be evaluated for depression? 

Take this quick survey to find out.

Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Little interest or pleasure in doing things?
Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
Feeling tired or having little energy?
Poor appetite or overeating?
Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?
Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?
Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or so fidgety or restless that you have been moving a lot more than usual?
Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or thoughts of hurting yourself in some way?
If any of the above were scored more than “Not at all”:

How difficult have these problems made it for you to do your work, take care of things at home, or get along with other people?