2018 has been a great year for getting the word out about TMS. And our most-read blogs of 2018 prove it! We’re so excited to help people find relief from depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD without drugs or invasive procedures.
Check out what the rest of the Internet found to be most helpful in 2018. Then share with a friend! You’ll be helping someone who has lost hope find some again.
1. Is TMS Effective? The Research
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is an unfamiliar term for many people, even those in the mental health field. It’s natural to wonder if this technology is actually effective in treating mental illness. For proof of its transformative power, we turn to research.
In this article, we delved into the science of depression and PTSD—two disorders TMS commonly treats—to explain how TMS works. We provide a sampling of clinical studies from trusted scientific journals.
This post also answers the two most important questions you may have about TMS:
- Whether results last
- Whether there are any side effects
READ MORE: https://hprtc.com/blog/is-tms-effective/
2. Exciting Research Suggests TMS Therapy Can Help People with BPD
TMS may be best known for helping people deal with depression, but studies show it can treat other mental health disorders too. This post focuses on borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the hope TMS offers for it. BPD is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Symptoms like self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and fear of being alone or abandoned make it dangerous if not properly treated.
Learn how TMS works for people with BPD. Scientific evidence is key, so we cite its success in clinical trials.
READ MORE: https://hprtc.com/blog/treatment-for-bpd/
3. Why TMS Success Stories Matter: Science and Anecdotal Evidence
Scientific evidence is necessary when it comes to spreading the news about a new treatment for mental illness, but statistics don’t tell the whole story. Hearing someone’s truly personal experience can help you connect on an emotional level and gain hope. This post points out that anecdotal evidence about a mental health treatment often comes first, and then the medical community takes notice.
Watch the personal stories of four unique people who underwent TMS with HPR Treatment Centers and whose lives changed as a result. These people all come from different walks of life, have different diagnoses, and chose TMS for different reasons. Yet they all walked away with a renewed sense of purpose.
READ MORE: https://hprtc.com/blog/tms-success-stories/
4. TMS Research: Infographic
There’s a lot of research out there about the effectiveness of TMS. Sometimes it helps to connect it all through an infographic, which presents it in an organized way. In this infographic, we make sense of the numbers and what they mean for people living with depression. First you’ll see statistics and information on depression in general. Then you’ll find information about how depression patients have benefitted from TMS.
READ MORE: https://hprtc.com/blog/tms-research/
5. 7 Tips to Beating Summertime Sadness (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is commonly known as depression that strikes during the winter, but if you have reverse seasonal affective disorder, your depression occurs in the summer. This article describes some of the causes of summer SAD. There are several ways the extra light and heat can increase depression, and other factors like location and family history can play a role too.
If you struggle with summer SAD, read this to find some relief. There are behavioral and lifestyle choices you can make to combat the natural changes that come with summertime. It’s also important to seek professional treatment for depression. This is especially true if you know you suffer from summer SAD and can expect it when spring comes.
READ MORE: https://hprtc.com/blog/summer-sad/
These blog posts all provide great information for people suffering from depression and other mental health illnesses. They can also teach you a little about TMS and how transformative it has been for people with different types of mental health issues and from all walks of life. More people every day are finding that traditional treatments like medication don’t work for them and it’s time for a change. Recommending these articles to friends and family helps spread the word that there is a better alternative treatment.
We have lots of great content scheduled for 2019, so stay tuned to hear more about how TMS can help you and tips on living a healthy, depression-free life. Ready to schedule your own appointment? Call 877-931-4867.