Active Recovery TMS – TMS therapy in Portland, Oregon.


– Depression is a disease
that doesn’t discriminate between old, young, rich,
poor, and everyone in between. Only about 50% of people who are diagnosed with depression get the
treatment they need, and 30% of the people who do get treatment won’t get enough relief
from their symptoms. I wanted to provide my patients with another option for
treating depression, especially for people
who haven’t had success with medications or therapy. Because I learned about
TMS in my medical training, I started to look around for where my patients could get TMS done. I soon realized there were
no TMS providers in Portland, at least none that my
patients could access. That’s how the idea for
Active Recovery TMS was born. If you’ve tried one antidepressant and it hasn’t worked for you, you’re a candidate for TMS treatment. Other good candidates
for TMS include patients who’ve gotten good results
from antidepressant medications but can’t tolerate the side
effects that go along with them. When a person takes an
antidepressant medication, that medication affects the
entire body, whereas with TMS, we’re just affecting specific
neurons in the brain. When these neurons are stimulated by TMS, they release neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters help decrease the symptoms of depression. Repeatedly stimulating these
neurons wakes up the brain and allows these neurons to
start functioning on their own. At Active Recovery TMS,
we use the latest research to guide our treatment protocols so patients have the best
success of getting better. Often the improvements
feel minor to start, but they continue
throughout the treatment, and by the end of
treatment, most patients see a significant difference
in their symptoms. But many patients describe
a feeling of hopefulness that they haven’t had in a long time. – I decided to look into TMS, and I found Active Recovery. It’s been five months now
and I’ve only gotten better. I’m just really glad that I
made that call to Dr. Horey. I really feel like I’m on a path to that happiness that I was looking for. – Some of our patients
worry that TMS treatment is going to be painful. The truth is it’s tolerable
for almost all the patients. The treatment feels like someone is tapping you on the side of the head. It’s an odd sensation, but it’s one that most people
adjust to really quickly. We make sure patients know exactly what’s going on during
the entire treatment, and we can stop a treatment at any time. All of our employees
have a lot of experience working in mental health here in Portland. We’ll do a thorough review
of your medications, both with you and with
your treatment providers, to make sure it’s safe for you to get TMS. I’m excited to bring TMS to Portland because I think it’s an
important treatment option for patients who haven’t gotten better with medications or therapy. At Active Recovery TMS,
we provide world-class patient-centered treatment. We’ve treated patients of all ages and from every walk of life, because everyone can get better using TMS.

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