Below, our patients share their personal experience with TMS therapy for depression, and explain how it has changed their lives:
I have struggled with depression, PTSD and anxiety since I was a teenager. I’ve tried all kinds of medications and therapy. Nothing ever worked. The doctors and staff at Keystone Behavioral Health were amazing! They truly helped me during my treatment and became like family. Before my treatment I was in a really dark place in my life. I completed my TMS therapy on May 4th 2023 and the amazing results I have had since completing treatment was beyond what I expected! Having gone through TMS my depression and my anxiety have greatly improved. For the first time in my life I can truly say I am happy and enjoying my life with my husband and children. My family has even noticed how much happier I am and how I’m laughing every day now. Having TMS therapy not only improved my life but it saved it.
TMS has been so wonderful. I can’t say enough about it. I was majorly depressed and didn’t care about anything. I felt like a hollow shell. I felt like life was crawling and I just wanted to lie down all the time, even when I wasn’t tired. But now I have so much energy. I feel like I could run a marathon!
I’m so happy Dr. Mania recommended this. Before, life looked dreary. I didn’t care if I lived. But now I have my life back. I can see the light and I feel full and excited. This is a new, happy life. Even my dreams have improved. I used to have a lot of nightmares. I still have them once in a while, but now they’re mostly happy dreams.
I have so much appreciation that Keystone is offering this alternative treatment. I was on so many medications which caused weight gain, and my doctor was telling me to lose weight. It seemed like an endless battle. But since being on TMS we have been able to cut back my medications. Even my blood pressure has improved. I’ve lost ten pounds because I’m not mindlessly eating. I still eat three meals a day, but now I care about what I eat. I’m eating healthy foods like my broccoli and veggies.
I recommend TMS to everyone. I can’t say enough good things about it. When I’m shopping, when I get on the bus, if I see someone on the street that looks sad I’ll ask, “Are you depressed? Are you on medications?” and tell them about how TMS has helped me.
I’ve had no side effects from treatment except all of the great changes in my life. I couldn’t wait for the next treatment. When I recommend it to people, I suggest that they start on a Monday so they have multiple treatments and have all week to feel better before a break in treatment over the weekend.
The staff here is awesome. Everyone is wonderful. Sue (TMS Coordinator and Registered Nurse) is amazing. I recommended TMS to a friend of mine and told her to talk to Sue. She called me the next day almost crying, saying how wonderful and nice Sue had been to her. They all do an awesome job.
My whole life has changed. I haven’t painted for umpteen years, but now I’m painting and drawing all the time. I’m canning and sewing and doing all the things I used to enjoy but hadn’t done because I didn’t care anymore. But life looks so beautiful now. This summer I had fun helping with my church’s Vacation Bible School, and I’m sewing bookbags for children in impoverished countries all over the world. I’ve been painting pictures for friends and even some of the staff members here that have helped me.
I’m excited about life now. I don’t know what’s next, but I can’t wait. I’m full of energy and full of life. I’m so thankful.
It has definitely changed my life. I’m not depressed anymore and it has helped me get back to life the way it’s supposed to be. I have had no side effects and have been very pleased with the treatment team. If I had a friend or family member who was in my situation and was depressed, I would recommend it. It’s helped my senses to work again.
It has helped me tremendously. I’m almost 60 years old and I’m just now getting to know the guy who was in there all along but was too depressed to show. I had a rough childhood and have probably been depressed all my life. Nothing else ever worked. Medications made me sick or wouldn’t work for long. I tried 5 different antidepressants before this and have had no side effects with TMS. I started noticing a difference halfway through the treatments.
I didn’t tell anyone I was getting this treatment but people have noticed. I used to have a hard time mowing my grass and would let it get up to my knees. My son said that I’ve mowed my grass more this year than I have for the past two and a half years combined. My sisters who I don’t even see that often could tell something was different in me. Even my doctor who I’ve been going to for 13 years noticed a change in my demeanor. My friends wanted to know what I was on because I was such a different man.
One of my friends also gets this treatment. We used to sit around talking about what we should be doing with our lives, but were too depressed to go out and do it. Now we’re enjoying life. He’s like a whole new person now. We both are. I’m glad we got to go through this together because we’ve started living life. I really enjoy riding my Harley now. I feel like a little kid again.
The treatment team is totally awesome. Everybody there is. The girls at the check-in window always smile and wave at me, the nurses Brianna and Sue are great, and I think Dr. Mania is the best of the best.
This has changed my life and I am so grateful. I feel wonderful and would stand up in front of 1,000 people and tell them about this. I could talk about it for a month. I believe more people need to seek this treatment. I highly recommend it. I have a whole new life and am forever grateful.
I experienced a tragedy when several family members died in one year. I fell into a depression. It was really rough. I used to look at things and say “To heck with it.” I didn’t want to do laundry or even go outside. For a whole year, I didn’t because I was too depressed. But I can do those things now and other things that I couldn’t before.
I’ve had no side effects or discomfort and the treatment team is great. I have a ball with them. The doctors and all the staff members. That right there goes to show what a difference it’s making with me. I can laugh and have great conversations so that has been a plus too.
I most definitely would recommend TMS. I’m hoping I’m in remission and can go on with life. I couldn’t live the rest of my life like I had been and I’m glad I started treatments. I had to try something, and it has changed my life so far and my outlook on life. This has been like a godsend. I’ll never forget the tragedies I experienced, but they don’t stick with me now like they used to.
I was always an easygoing guy, but something happened. I would stay up all night worrying about anything and everything. I would get so uptight that my co-workers noticed a change in me. I couldn’t take a joke; I couldn’t let anything go. I had a problem with binge eating. I was so depressed that I didn’t feel like doing anything. I tried so many medications and traveled around to Hershey and Hagerstown and spent a lot of money to get treatments that I ended up not liking.
With TMS, I can now change my thoughts. I can shut down negative thoughts and put them to the side. Now small things don’t bother me like they used to. I can walk away. Before if something as minor as a latch on a door didn’t work, I had to take care of it right away. I couldn’t relax. But now I can walk away and come back to fix it later. It doesn’t bother me now.
I would recommend this treatment to others. So many people are really depressed and don’t even know it. If medications don’t work and you’re still unhappy with your life, I’d tell you to try it. So many years I wanted to feel good but didn’t. This is helping. I do notice a difference.
The treatment team is super. Sue, the nurse, is top-notch and explains everything to me. I call her if I have any questions and she is always helpful. Everyone there is really nice.