“I’ve had TMS treatment twice now – first in London, and this time at Oaktree Clinic, for severe depression. Given the cost, I felt resistant to taking the treatment, but desperately needed some hope. When TMS worked in London it was easy to forget how bad things were.
Over the years, I was prescribed a number of drugs for depression without making a dent/change in how I felt. I’ve also tried talking therapies such as CBT, psychology, NLP and hypnosis with limited but not long-lasting effect. TMS seems to be the only thing that made a real difference – and for a much longer time than anything else I’ve tried.
The change with TMS was dramatic. Despite losing 4 hours a day in travel and treatment, within 2 weeks I bounced back from stress/bad news like I hadn’t since the last round of TMS. By the end of the 4 weeks of treatment, I had energy again, was not overwhelmed by stress/fear/hopelessness, able to tackle difficult things previously avoided because I could not cope.
It isn’t so much that treatment gave me something to live for – more that I no longer feel that desperate need to have something bigger to live for because the present moment itself is less anguished or full of a pain.”
“I first heard of TMS treatment at The Oaktree Clinic through the internet and when I did more research, I felt it would work better for me than medication.
As a recipient of TMS at Oaktree, I have been on a course of treatment for 4 weeks with one treatment session per day. The experience was relaxing & took a little over 30 minutes a day, which was easy to add into my daily routine.
From the beginning of receiving TMS I noticed a calmer and better mood and much improved sleep. I have had uninterrupted sleep for several nights since starting TMS treatment, which has not been the case for over 30 years.
The treatment has fulfilled my expectations and I do not have to go on antidepressant treatment as my mood has improved significantly.”
“I was experiencing constant tension and anxiety.
After having carried out some research on the internet I had some expectation of what would happen terms of how the treatment would be administered. It was as expected.
The Dr in charge and staff were very knowledgeable about the treatment and were also very understanding and helpful all the way through the treatment period. All questions that I had were answered.
As treatment sessions progressed I could feel a definite change in the way I felt. The tension and anxiety began to fall throughout. After treatment had completed this has continued and I feel free-er and lighter.
I have had other treatments including medication and talk therapy. rTMS has been far more effective in helping me in terms of speed and effectiveness. No pills and no side effects.
The procedure itself is very simple and straight forward. It basically involves you sitting in a dentist like chair and having device placed on an area of my head and switched on. There is clicking sound and I could feel a tapping on my head. Although it was a little jarring to begin with I got used to it very quickly and after about the 5th treatment it was far less noticeable.
Since having rTMS I have become more calmer in myself. I feel that I have less worries and my body is more relaxed as a result.”