Another new study, another reason not to settle for unsuccessfully treated depression. This study was summarized in Psychiatric News (http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsArticle.aspx?articleid=1356746) and initially presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Anaheim, CA, this year. 464 patients diagnosed with bladder cancer were tested for depression and other conditions. Among the findings: Patients with bladder cancer AND depression lived an average of 58 months. Patients who were not depressed had an average survival time of more than 200 months. That is quite a difference.
Depression takes a huge toll, in every area of life. It is also more and more clear that Depression significantly worsens the effects of other health problems, including some cancers.
So, if you have been diagnosed with Major Depression and you have worked with a physician and a psychotherapist but you are STILL depressed: Please learn more about TMS by reading through this website and then calling us for more information. TMS is much less intrusive and disruptive than ECT and other “backups” for Treatment Resistant Depression. And it IS effective for about two-thirds of those with unsuccessfully treated depression. We will work with you, your physician and your psychotherapist to coordinate your care. Give us a call.