86 Year Old Female
I have been a patient of Dr. Simons spanning intervals of more than 20 years. Dr. Simons has prescribed various antidepressant medicines for me. We were successful for many years. But the antidepressant that I was taking stopped working. We spent over six months trying to find the right combination of medications and nothing seemed to work. There were also undesirable side effects.
The time came when Dr. Simons expressed reticence in prescribing any further medicines since multiple medications had been tried without success.
I continued my life without medicine until the day I acknowledged that my mood was entirely flat. By that I mean I did not care to do anything that I could possibly delay. I returned to Dr. Simons who then mentioned TMS. This was frightening for I did not like the idea of anything "tampering" with my brain. My decision came a week later to have the TMS treatments. It took about two weeks before I began to experience a positive change in my mood and energy. My treatments are less frequent now. At the age of 86, my mood is elevated and my energy has returned.
Doris B, October, 2013
52 Year Old Male with History of Depression for Past 30 Years
My experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been phenomenal. These treatments have restored my mood and temperament and given me back my vitality and energy. I am now able to experience joy, happiness and confidence.
In the past, medications have provided me with temporary partial responses. However, I never regained my ability to experience joy, concentration and initiative.
I have dealt with depression for over 30 years. Multiple medications have been tried, including Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and Prozac. Each of the medications was beneficial for a period of time before they lost their effectiveness. However, the side effects of these medications and coming of each of them were horrific, often worse than the depression. With TMS, Dr. Simons, has been able to reduce my antidepressants by half with no adverse side effects
My family and friends and friends have recently observed a noticeable difference in my mood and temperament, making comments like “You look different, better.” My posture is better, I am more agile and my skin tone and color have improved. Today I possess vitality and stamina; desires that lay latent in me for years have been restored. I have been emancipated from that inner sense of hopelessness and perpetual doubt, which have given way to optimism and self-confidence. I can fully recommend William Simons and his office staff to anyone who has struggled with depression and failed to have a good response to antidepressants.
----Joe M, August 26, 2010
61 Year Old Female with 35 Year History of Depression
Before I met Dr. William Simons, I had taken various antidepressants without success. He tried various combinations and was able to alleviate my depression. However, I was lacking energy, motivation and even the desire to leave the house. After just a couple of TMS treatments, I noticed a change. I was motivated to complete projects that I had not been able to even begin prior to the treatments. I am now going out with friends and enjoying life. My energy level increased significantly and I felt more interested if life in general. TMS has very definitely made a difference for me.
----Donna B, September 1, 2010
Middle aged female with Longstanding Depression
I was severely depressed over a period of three years. I tried several antidepressants but nothing really seemed to work. I had a severe allergic reaction. My family was very poorly impacted by the whole problem of my depression. By the end of the TMS treatment, things were better than I could have imagined. After that six week, I was so excited that my life was starting to resume. It could actually get better and that I had more to look forward to.
Middle Aged Female with Severe Depression
During that time, it was probably the darkest time in my life. I was sad and miserable all the time. Before when I was going through depression, I felt hopeless. Since TMS, my perspective on life has been so positive that I know there is hope.
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