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TMS saved my life. It's as simple as that. After years of suffering from medication resistant depression, I had started to lose hope that life would ever get better for me. I began to feel that there was little reason to press on. TMS brought me back to the time before I was depressed, a time I never thought I'd see again. It is truly astounding. In addition to the treatments themselves, the staff at the Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation are the most caring people in the medical field that I've ever encountered. They are a huge part of my healing process and I am forever grateful to them. If you are depressed and feel that you have run out of options, I urge you to try TMS.

--TMS Clinic Patient Sarah*

*Name changed to protect privacy

Prior to receiving Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), my future looked bleak and dim. Having tried everything "under the sun" so to speak including medication, therapy, shock therapy, and endless hospitalizations, I was frustrated and figured that there would be no end to my suffering. More specifically, I imagined that the rest of my life would be spent in a mental institution where I would wither away until I died. My life would be "empty" and without purpose as I drowned in a sea of endless white hallways, sorrow, and mediocrity everyday of my sad and lonely existence.

Fortunately for me, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has been my saving grace as well as aided in creating a life that is now filled with promise, aspirations, and optimism. Instead of having to rely on others to function, I am now independent as well as very self-confident which has resulted in an unyielding ambition and drive to achieve the goals that I have set for myself all thanks to the treatment.

Due to the treatment's consistent and reliable effectiveness, I have been able to not only travel the world, but also live overseas twice in my life. In fact, I plan to teach school children in Tanzania this summer. Because of the treatment, I had the opportunity to graduate from college with honors as well as acquire a master's degree, which has allowed me to fulfill my dream of being a school teacher for students with special needs.

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"TMS makes dreams happen!" At the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2012

Lastly, this treatment has helped me to develop an inner-strength as well as a strong sense of self which has helped me to make my "mark" in this world as well as weather any "storms" that may come my way in life. For me, TMS treatment will always be the "light" at the end of tunnel as well as a catalyst for a life filled with endless possibilities and hope.

-- TMS Clinic Patient Mike