My experience with DFWTMS Therapy was one of the best decisions for my mental health. Despite the initial perception of a lengthy process, it felt surprisingly quick. The unique curriculum provided insights into my depressive thoughts and effective management strategies. The TMS techs and office staff were exceptionally warm, creating a memorable and supportive environment. The painless tapping of the TMS machine made sessions comfortable. I highly recommend this facility and program to anyone struggling with depression—it has been a truly transformative journey.
After 40+ years of struggling with chronic depression, having tried medication after medication, nothing freed me from the dark cloud I was living under…until TMS treatments. Just after a few treatments I found myself feeling happy, having a more positive attitude, and the dark cloud was gone. I no longer wake up dreading the day, or life in general, and I have Dr. Costello, my Nurse Practitioner and my TMS Technician to thank for this change. Working with the Tech every day was such a blessing, and having the NP supervise my medication reduction was fabulous. They really care and listen to their patients, which seems to be rare these days. The entire TMS process has allowed me to find the real me without depression controlling my life. The whole experience has changed my life for the better, and I would refer any of my family or friends struggling with mental illness to seek help at The Costello Clinic.
TMS has changed my life. I was skeptical at first and it took a few weeks to kick in, but once it did, I was in for the long haul. When I started feeling emotions again it was very overwhelming in a good way, but I communicated it to my TMS Technician and my Nurse Practitioner who helped me realize what I was feelings and how to process my emotions. I always felt safe and supported by everyone in the office, including the front office team! I am just really glad that I took the leap to do this for myself and my loved ones. Life is worth living and I have so much to celebrate right now, and I want to spread the word to other people who are experiencing depression like I was. I learned that my depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD are nothing to be assumed of, and instead is something that I have learned to accept and cope with by making the recommended changes that were shared with me. I highly recommend The Costello Clinic if you are dealing with mental health issues.
Over decades of severe clinical depression, I have tried everything I could find. Not until TMS and the Cognitive Behavorial Therapy taught here, did I find such a profound and complete remission of my symptoms. The technicians are blessed and amazing. I encourage you to grab hold of this lifeline!
The TMS program at The Costello Clinic has had a profound impact on the quality of my life. Through treatment and education, I’ve been able to overcome my depression and gain control over my thoughts and anxiety. If you would have told me 9 weeks ago that this would be the outcome, I wouldn’t have believed you. However, I am grateful to the TMS Technician, Dr. Costello, and the amazing team at The Costello Clinic. I have a clear path forward with a hope and certainty that I can and will continue to overcome my depression, anxiety and ruminative thoughts. For anyone suffering from treatment resistant depression I would highly encourage them to consider this program.
I didn’t think that I could ever change my mindset. I thought I was going to stay stuck. I used to read articles about how you could never cure depression, because it was a chemical imbalance. I was a little skeptical coming in, but after doing TMS, I wish it was open to more people sooner. I would drop everything to get here sooner. I would definitely do TMS again if I ever needed to. TMS changed my entire thought process. I feel less anxious, and I sweat less, which has been life changing for me. Also P.S. Daily Affirmations do work!
You, dear reader, are probably at a point where I was months ago, and you likely have a whole bunch of questions. The important ones are easy: just do it. Yes, it’s a time commitment but you are WORTH it. You are worth the effort TMS takes. Even if you don’t believe it now, you will by the time you’re done with treatment. Take it from someone who is a ‘depression lifer” – I’ve struggled for over 20 years. Show up. Do the work. Even when it’s hard. You are powerful, awesome and will do great things. Start now.
I love TMS! This is my second time having it. After the first time I was depression free for several years. Through the death of my mom and some personal challenges my depression came back. It is comforting to know there is a way out of it. Twice TMS has taken me from a place in my mind where I had no joy and no longer saw the point of living, to a place of no depression and control over my life again. I believe it’s not only the treatment but also the programs they use during treatment that makes such a huge difference in not only my depression but also my thought process. I recommend having TMS at The Costello Clinic as you are not just free from depression, but you also build skills that will help keep depression at bay.
I went from sleeping all day to avoid the pain of depression to hanging out with family and friends and enjoying life again. TMS is worth the investment and time. If I had to, I would choose to go through it all again, I wouldn’t have any other way. I am so pleased with the outcome, I would recommend TMS if nothing else has worked.
Over the course of TMS I have noticed significant changes in my mood, and I am happy to say that the exercises in the curriculum have aided me as well. This was a wonderful experience and I hope that it continues to have the staying power that I have found so far. Very thankful for the technicians that I got to work with, they were great! They were awesome sauce!
This has been a good experience for me. I am feeling better. The staff is great. I would recommend TMS for those that are depressed and looking for relief from depression.
For me and my depression and social anxiety it was a matter of finding the right medications to build a strong and stable foundation which took me years of trial and error and then a will to change my way of thinking through TMS therapy, CBT therapy, and exposure therapy. I still have my anxiety with me, but it is no longer in control of me. I feel the curriculum at The Costello Clinic helped me more than the actual magnet did. Getting to go to one-hour CBT guided TMS sessions for nine weeks acts as a jump start for anyone stuck in a rut! I take an antidepressant, mood stabilizers, and OTC supplements. If I can make it, so can you!
Before I started TMS, I was having a lot of anxiety about the whole procedure. However, everyone who worked with me was very patient and made the process easy. The curriculum covered during TMS taught me a lot of things to help me understand myself and gave me healthy ways to navigate through life when it gets hard. On top of being informative, the videos I watched were also interesting and entertaining (at least I thought so). All of the staff were always friendly and helpful!! TMS helped me get back on my feet and start enjoying my life again after years of being depressed.
DFWTMSTherapy at The Costello Clinic has a terrific program. The clinic overall, the technology (the chair), the staff, the expertise, the care and concern, and the processes are all exemplary. But what really sets it apart is the curriculum regarding managing and enhancing your own mental health separate from medications and treatments. There is a thoughtful plan and effective material that they walk you through to develop your own awareness and mindfulness regarding your condition, and all of this education gives great insights and techniques for avoiding the pitfalls that impact us when we don’t have this knowledge and awareness of how we can often make things worse for ourselves through rumination and other unhealthy tendencies. Very enlightening stuff that should be part of the toolkit for all of us in our pursuit of strengthening our mental health.
Being exposed to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and learning how to apply it to everyday living is a key part of what is taught while you concurrently take the TMS therapy. I am so happy I finally sought professional help, and was open to TMS. I am a totally different person from before I started TMS…. Decades of suffering from depression are now behind me. Don’t wait, just do it!!
After battling depression for 10 years with counseling and various medications with limited success, The Costello Clinic team members walked me through a comprehensive approach, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, medication, and coping skills, understanding how our brain acts and reacts to various situations. The entire process enhanced my awareness of my own thought processes as well as depression and its tricks. I am sleeping through the night better than I have in years! Concentration and productivity are back to the levels of my prime. I feel I have the tools and awareness to fend off nagging depression moving forward.
I have suffered from depression and anxiety for 15+ years. Over the years I have tried numerous psychiatrists, psychologists, medicines and different treatment plans. Very few worked and if they did, it was for a very short period of time before I was back in a very dark place, not to mention the side effects. I honestly thought there was nothing that was going to help me and I should just accept this feeling. I had been offered TMS a few years ago but was skeptical, as I am sure most people are. I continued to fight and try to cope and finally, after losing my father, I knew I had to do something different. That is when I decided I have nothing left to lose and I called The Costello Clinic to discuss TMS therapy.
When you first meet Suzanne you will instantly feel you have found someone that has your back, she will fight for you and is more determined than ever to get you back on your feet. She is one of the most dynamic and amazing people I have ever met and I will never forget the caring and tenaciousness to beat this illness she showed me at every visit.
This place works miracles and saves lives. I don’t say that lightly as I am very much a “show me or it didn’t happen” type of person. Well, they did more than show me. They drastically improved my life and overall wellbeing. The Costello Clinic has it figured out. They have figured out how to wrap the TMS technology, cognitive based therapy, coping skills and weekly psychiatrist all into a 9 week curriculum. This curriculum has drastically improved my depression and anxiety and I will be forever grateful to those at The Costello Clinic that have put me back on my feet and “showed me” that I can feel great!
Before starting TMS treatment, I had been struggling with severe depression for seven years. I had tried countless medications and years of therapy, but had still found no relief from my depression. I felt like I was a lost cause and I was very doubtful that TMS could change anything. I can now say that I have never been so grateful to be so wrong. TMS treatment, in combination with the CBT provided by the Costello Clinic, has given me a quality of life that I never thought was possible. I now get to walk through life with a new found joy and an unshakable peace. I am so incredibly grateful for TMS and for the entire team at The Costello Clinic.
I completed TMS almost 6 months ago and have found it to be very effective. Now, instead of ruminating on negative thoughts, I notice negative thoughts much earlier in the process, before letting myself swim around in them too long. I think TMS coupled with the curriculum that The Costello Clinic provides was well worth the investment of time and money.
When I first learned of the TMS procedure I was skeptical of its results. At the end of my TMS treatment sessions I had to eat my words, because I walked away with great results. I owe a lot to the TMS technicians and the rest of The Costello Clinic team for helping me through a difficult time in life. I highly recommend this treatment, especially if you have been on and off many medications with no results.
I was scared beforehand about the process of TMS. After my first couple of days, I got used to it really quickly and actually got to the point of where I enjoyed it. My technician has gone above and beyond to make sure TMS gets done the right way and after all of this I have gotten so much better. I thank everyone at The Costello Clinic for taking care of me and my mental health and I would recommend their services to anyone who is dealing with depression or anxiety of any kind. Thanks again for the help!
I am blessed to have come across the ability to participate in TMS treatment for multiple reasons. I have suffered with extreme amounts of depression and anxiety for most of my adult life. Before seeking treatment I came to a point where I felt I had hit bottom with my depression. I was getting so overwhelmed; I knew I needed to get help. Prior to starting TMS treatments I had my reservations but after meeting my technician and starting treatment, those reservations were reversed. I knew the results were going to prove positive for my life. Since completing treatment, not only have I obtained the tools to better serve my mind, but I’ve also learned what depression is and how it affects me both mentally and physically. I am happy to say after completing treatment I am confident that my bouts with depression are at an all-time low and will continue to be. If you are battling depression and anxiety I highly encourage you to talk to someone at The Costello Clinic or DFWTMStherapy.com about TMS treatments to not only help your life, but the lives of others around you.
The Costello Clinic and TMS have been a life saver. I had been stuck in a rut for decades, putting my family’s needs before my own. My children are all adults now, so I guess it was my turn. About halfway thru my TMS therapy I had a revelation. I was sitting talking with my husband about our past and our future when a light bulb went on. I realized I was happy, truly happy. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel and I was working my way there. Today I finish TMS and I am out of the tunnel in my beautiful new world.
The work we did during my TMS treatments has helped me know the difference between the past and the present moment. It helped me learn to control my emotions and most of all, it has helped me to see that the mistakes I’ve made have just been learning opportunities designed to help me grow as a person. TMS has helped my mental health and I would recommend it to people who struggle with depression.
I am grateful that I found TMS and the wonderful staff at The Costello Clinic. I have battled depression for years and between the counseling, TMS, and the curriculum presented during my sessions proved to me that there is a hope that I have not experienced in quite a while. Thank you all.
After living years in the darkness of depression, I now feel the light in less than 3 months; it feels like the heavy burden has been lifted. I cannot say enough about the entire Costello team – their patience, connection, and care for me was outstanding. They get my highest praise!
I am so glad I found The Costello Clinic. I originally went there to ask about TMS for my depression. From the first meeting the staff seemed very caring. They explained how TMS worked and how they use the time during the TMS treatments to work on a variety of skills to help the patients recover. This is something that most other TMS clinics don’t do. I have recently finished my TMS treatment and happy to say that I am in remission from depression. I attribute a great deal to the skills that I learned during the treatment as well as the TMS. I would highly recommend The Costello Clinic for TMS treatment as well as their overall psychiatric care.
I lived with a state of depression for 23 years. After the loss of my father, it sent me into a crippling state of depression. Before TMS I didn’t think I could live a day without depression, but since I have had TMS I now realize it is possible to live without depression! I realized that healing doesn’t always come from medication, while doing TMS, I learned I can retrain my brain how to be happy!
I have tried many different medications before TMS with no luck. I was hesitant to start TMS, but I will be forever grateful that I did. During my TMS treatments, I was taught so many useful skills for dealing with my emotions and depression which I will utilize for the rest of my life. Thanks to TMS I feel happy, hopeful, and I am beginning to see the future in a positive light! I would highly recommend TMS to anyone who is struggling with long term depression.
I had never felt normal in my entire life until I started TMS treatment. My mind is finally unshackled from depression. By the second week I could see an immense change. TMS along with the Mindfulness Meditation program has helped me turn my life around and I am now beginning to move forward, and I never thought I could!
After years in the darkness of depression, I now feel the light in less than three months! It feels like the heavy burden has been lifted. I can not say enough about the entire team Costello team – their patience, connection and care for me was outstanding! They get my highest praise!
TMS therapy provided me with a number of coping skills to help with depression. It gave me the confidence I needed to battle my ruminations. The TMS technician provided me with support each step of the way and gave me information on what to expect during treatment. TMS therapy is a valuable tool to have to deal with depression. It took me out of the darkness to the the light.
Life changing six weeks! If you’re ready to live a daily vacation, free from stress and anxiety, I highly recommend this path. If you are ready to take charge of your life through the retraining of your thoughts and develop methods to handle most anything or anyone life throws your way, MAKE TIME, TMS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST! Don’t walk…RUN!
I appreciate the combination of the TMS treatment format with watching educational videos and listening to helpful books that provided a lot of unique tools which I believe help with depression, as well as, and maybe more importantly, keeping or sustaining one’s mental health. The technician does a good job of relating to you and talking through your situation and helping you learn to apply what you have learn into practical aspects of your life. I found the treatment to be literally enlightening!!!
Since I started TMS at DFWTMStherapy.com, for the first time in my life things that seemed like empty platitudes, like learning to forgive those people who have wounded you, like learning to slow down and stay in the present moment, have begun to make sense to me.
The cognitive programs I discovered at this clinic helped me realize that even though I didn’t realize I was moving slower than normal, the depression was causing me to move slower, and I was able to work through all of that and am now in full remission from my depression! I am now able to recover and bounce back from negative encounters and negative emotions, both internal and external much more quickly! The TMS treatment enabled me to discover other things in my life that needed to be addressed and there is continued support at the Clinic to address these issues as well! The multidisciplinary approach held in this clinic is awesome! As in any rehab process you’ll get out of it what you put into it!
TMS has been a rewarding journey for me. I started as a bit of a skeptic and I leave a man who has changed for the better. I am thankful to the entire staff for their dedication, encouragement, and their patience with me through this process.
I had never heard of TMS prior to visiting with the folks at DFWTMStherapy and I wish I had, because if had known that I could feel this good earlier in my life, I certainly would have started and completed TMS much sooner than I did.
I had been exposed to meditation practice before, but it didn’t work for me because I was depressed and therefore I wasn’t able to sustain consistent practice. The time I spent in the TMS chair, learning breathing exercises and meditation components which are taught congruently while in treatment, started to make me feel better and when I got to feeling better, I just wanted to cor1tinue to feel even better!
The tools I was exposed to and choose to incorporate into my life, allow me to look at something differently, realign my focus, and assisting me in generating an appropriate response to the situation. When someone or something upsets me, I can ask myself. “ls this true?” I can now breathe through a situation that previously would have upset me, and now an able to come back to that situation, and look at it and respond differently.
Weeks of being down, tried soo many medications which didn’t work for me, my drinking increased and the combination of alcohol and meds wasn’t working for me. What I was looking for alcohol and medication to do for me, the combination of TMS and meditation are currently accomplishing for me!!
After TMS my meditation is able to provide me with the focus and ability to see life through completely different eyes.
TMS is an amazing treatment and has an additional tremendous impact when you take the tools out into your life. You can’t expect TMS to fix you and then go and think the way you used to think and be able to avoid depression. Learning to think differently has been a large part of my success!!
How do I feel about TMS therapy? After years of living with depression, I finally decided to take control of my life. In an effort to do this, I sought out new psychiatric help. Dr. Costello suggested that I would be a good candidate for TMS and gave me information which I researched further at home. I decided to try the TMS hoping it would relieve some of the depression that I had been feeling. TMS, along with the CBT utilized during the TMS treatment times, has brought about huge improvement in my mood. I am now back to creating my art and exploring new business opportunities! I have stronger relationships with my family members and derive more pleasure from everyday life! The breathing exercises I learned at DFWTMStherapy have taught me how to regain control of anxiety and negative thinking!! Dr. Costello’s staff from the people at the front desk, to Suzanne, my TMS tech, Trish, my therapist and all the people in the back office are so loving, they all made me feel like part of the DFWTMStherapy family!
I have dealt with depression all of my life and then a situation occurred that brought me to the lowest point that I have ever been in my life. Finding DFWTMStherapy.com has been a life changer for me! Learning about TMS and what the potential could be, gave me hope for true change where there was none before! For me, the thought of my depression going into remission was something I had never dreamed possible. I really wondered it if would work for me, REMISSSION from the depression was something that I thought other people might get to experience but I never would! Making the decision to start TMS gave me hope!
Learning how to think about and handle life situations, during the TMS sessions, truly became a game changer! Becoming mindful and living in the now is part of the new me! I am now much better at letting my thoughts float by like a cloud instead of becoming involved in the storm that my thoughts lead me through before.
Give TMS a chance to change your life, like it did mine!
Over decades of serve clinical depression, I have tried everything I could find. Not until TMS and the cogitative behavioral therapy taught here, did I find such a profound and complete remission of my symptoms. The technicians are blessed and amazing. I encourage you to grab hold of this life line!
TMS was worth the time and I feel motivated to do things that I have put off in the past like going to the gym and going back to school to continue my education. I don’t feel the heaviness of depression and thoughts of suicide anymore. I am more optimistic than I was in the beginning. Over all TMS was a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone who has tried different medications that did work. The staff was great and the mindfulness tools and viewing the TED talks have been very beneficial to me. Whenever I do feel down, I am able to bounce back quicker than before. My tech, Lorna, has been great and very helpful throughout my TMS journey!
I would encourage you to come and receive your TMS treatment here at DFWTMS.com ! The wonderful work completed during the TMS treatment sessions add tremendously to the whole experience for me. I visited with another TMS doctor before deciding to come here for my treatment. I felt very good about coming to this clinic, as the whole staff is kind and welcoming and professional.
From the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left each day, I felt cared for, treated with respect, encouraged and made to feel hopeful. This team of people wanted to help me and was as committed to helping me beat depression as I was!!
At first I was a little apprehensive because I thought somehow that it might hurt, but It doesn’t hurt, it sounds scary but it’s not! At one point during the treatment session, I questioned my hopes, but I stayed the course, and we beat depression!!
It’s amazing how much of a dramatic change I have experienced!
TMS really helped me! I had been depressed for the last five years, and now that I have completed TMS at DFWTMS.com, I finally have control of my life again! I learned how to handle and manage my depression, how to be more aware of being mindful in those times when I needed to be fully present and I learned breathing exercises to help me with my anxiety.
If you have been struggling for a long time, this is a great new option, rather that continuing to take medications that may not be working for you. l would recommend TMS to anyone who really wants to be depression free! TMS works! Plus Suzanne is the bestest!
After years of trying different antidepressants with and dealing with numerous side effects I learned about TMS. I searched the internet to learn more but didn’t find enough information to make a confident decision. I did, however, find Dr. Costello’s site and decided it was worth looking into. After visiting with Suzanne, at Dr. Costello’s clinic I learned more of the science behind TMS and how their program worked. I was very impressed by their professionalism and knowledge. I decided to take a leap and try TMS. I am so glad I did.
The TMS itself helped make it possible to go off my antidepressants. What makes this program stand out is the program that goes along with the TMS. While being treated your time is well spent going through a patient education program that includes going through a book and is supplemented by various other sources on depression and anxiety. I received far more insight than I ever have with any therapist or book. Suzanne and Dr. Costello are both genuine people that are very knowledgeable people that care about their patients.
I came here seeking psychiatric assistance and learned about an alternative treatment in addition to seeing the Doctor for counseling and medication. I learned TMS was a viable alternative treatment for depression. I researched on the web and was intrigued by the science behind the treatment. I learned how my brain was truly impacted by depression and what could be done to help me. I immediately scheduled an appointment to learn more about how the treatment works and the commitment required for the treatment to be successful.
I decided this was an avenue I needed to pursue and I am very glad that I did. Not only did I learn a great deal about cognitive behavioral therapy, I was also exposed to TED talks that helped open my eyes to how others like myself also struggle with depression.
Lastly, the Front Office Staff was wonderful and TMS Technician ultimately made my TMS experience unforgettable. I would recommend any one who is dealing with. depression to research and schedule an appointment to learn more about how TMS can help you too!
After months and months of going to group therapy every day and not feeling like I was progressing, shortly after coming here for just 30 minutes a day, friends and family started noticing the change in me even before I did. About two weeks into the treatment sessions, I legit woke up happy for the first time in years! I feel like I will never be stuck in the hole I was once in, because of the skill sets I learned here along with the TMS treatment itself!
I struggled with addiction and depression for years. After becoming sober, and still dealing with depression, I used many pharmaceutical prescriptions designed to help overcome my anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, the medications failed for me and I was not willing to endure side effects of new medications as they came on the marketplace.
I was exposed to concept of TMS by my mental health provider which excited me a great deal because there were no drugs involved in this therapy, and additionally there were minimum/to near no side effects through this revolutionary therapy. I proceeded through the TMS treatments and was amazed with the results and the simplicity of the therapy. During the TMS treatment I was exposed to the CBT materials and therapeutic techniques that have helped me sustain my complete depression remission. I have been thrilled with the results and I look forward to many years without the aid of pharmaceutical therapy. I now live happy, joyous and free!!!
After going through TMS at DFWTMStherapy.com, I have felt better and had a more positive outlook and general living experience, than I have had in years. After living with depression for years and years, it just becomes part of everyday life. But after the first three weeks of TMS I realized I was haP.PY, not just sometimes, but most of the time. Because it was such a subtle climb from where I was, I didn’t recognize it. When I did I was overjoyed! And it made me want to continue and work harder, because I knew this can be a lasting treatment, if I put forth the effort. I am particularly thrilled that it requires no medication, it works directly on my brain, and I don’t have to worry about side effects. I also enjoyed learning how to retrain the way I think. The materials that we.re provided for me to listen to during each session were uplifting and hopeful, above all they were attainable goals I am capable of reaching. Recognizing the difference in the way I felt before TMS, and the way I feel now, gives me the encouragement to do my part to keep myself healthy. I highly recommend TMS therapy, and the best place to have it done is DFWTMStherapy.com simply because of the materials provided during each session. This is a life changing therapy!
I was intrigued by the theory of magnetic stimulation as a means to cure depression, but because I had been exposed to such a large buffet of prior treatment modalities, I wasn’t one hundred percent convinced it would be successful for me. I think the success of the treatment for me, was not only that the technology is incredibly salient, but the therapy, of breathing exercise and listening to the recommended books while receiving the treatments, was extremely beneficial.
My experience with DFW TMS was extremely rewarding for me.
I kept an open mind and embraced what was ahead of me. Dr. Costello closely monitored treatment with weekly appointments. My daily TMS sessions were merged with a series of tapes and invaluable lessons. The daily TMS treatments and tapes were guided by his technician Suzanne. She played an invaluable role throughout the process. Her care, concern, sensitivity and professionalism added to my health outcome.
I am grateful to DFW TMS, before TMS, my depression left me chronically tired, stressed and I had an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.
After completing TMS, I feel I have a better sense of learning to live in the moment and not to dwell on the past. Because of my experience, I now have a better relationship with my family. It has provided me with a more positive attitude and the opportunity for a fresh start!
I had been prescribed a lot of different anti-depressant medications in the past, both those with popular names, those with not so popular names, and many generics. I had also tried several different types of therapies. The cycle seemed to be the same to me, it works a little, but then it doesn’t seem to work so well and so you sit in a cycle where you don’t feel good enough to continue, but knowing that stopping is worse.
The promise of the being and remaining well made me want to keep trying, since the first week or so of a new treatment is good, but then it usually falls off. So, I was always up for something new.
I like new stuff in psychology and psychiatric care, so TMS wasn’t completely unheard of for me as a style of treatment. Even though I had never heard of TMS specifically; my openness to try a new treatment, combined with a growing desire for help, pushed me to start TMS.
The cycle I had learned didn’t continue with TMS. I started feeling better and never stopped. Instead of feeling better and sinking down again, I just continued to get better and better, breaking the expectation I had that it might work for a few weeks and then I would be back where I started.
There was an eventual settling in, but still far better than when I started. This was a fresh perspective for me. Many times I would feel previous prescriptions or treatments simply lessen my symptoms instead of treating them, but with TMS I actually feel better!
When I was first introduced to TMS I thought to myself “great another form of medicine that these doctors want to try on me for depression that I know won’t even work.” I didn’t want to give it the time of day, better yet, I didn’t want to make the time for it in my schedule lol. I figured it would be a waste of time. However, the doctors were patient with me and explained the process and how everything worked. I thought, “Hey why not? I already feel pretty down in the dumps, what could really change?” Boy was I wrong…the question was truly, “what could really change?”
After maybe my 3rd treatment, I started noticing a change in myself. I started to smile, I woke up one morning with a smile on my face for no apparent reason at all. It was almost scary, but it was a good scary. Then by about the 6th treatment my coworkers started noticing a change in me at work, I started smiling at them and talking to them more, lol, weird, huh? Yes, it was, I wasn’t a mean person or antisocial, I just always went to work, did my job and came home. It worked for me. However, when I started to interact with my coworkers more, I felt like more of the group. People stated telling me that I looked different in the eyes or in my face, then I would go look in the mirror. I noticed it too one day, I looked different in the eyes, my eyes weren’t hazy anymore, and they didn’t have a lost look or a sad look in them. I felt alive, I felt present and in the moment! I felt for the first time in years that I was being and living for myself.
The reality that I was really doing better set in, when my parents came to visit me for the holidays. They noticed a change in me and actually pointed it out. Knowing that I have been feeling down for years and how emotional that had been, they could actually see a change in how I interacted with them. That made me feel really good.
TMS is a great procedure and tool. I appreciate Dr. Costello and his staff for taking the time to introduce me to TMS. During the process, there was listening to CDs and tools that also helped with building mindfulness and managing emotions, those were helpful along the way also. I plan to use those tools after the procedures are complete in my everyday life to continue being happy and successful in order to keep my depression under control and maintain a happy mindful presence.
I had never heard of TMS before I came to DFW TMS, although it has been around for 8 years. I took the attitude that just because I hadn’t heard of it, didn’t mean it wasn’t good. I am really glad I did, because it changed my life! I had been taking medication for depression for about 15 years, and still had to deal with a lot of the fall-out from being depressed. Due to the TMS treatments, I am now in a state of remission from depression!
During the treatments, it is important to do the work of learning to think differently. The powerful messages on the CD’s that were provided during the treatment session were instrumental in helping retrain my thought process. In addition to those CD’s, I listened to others on my own, which added to my transformational process.
In my previous bouts with depression I had utilized both counseling and medication, which were helpful but the TMS treatments helped me with my depression in a way that nothing else has ever been able to do. I would highly recommend TMS to anyone who has dealt with long term depression.
I have suffered from depression for many years. TMS therapy at DFW TMS gave me back my life. While I wouldn’t claim to be cured, I am absolutely functional, something I haven’t been for about 4 years. If you have tried meds and therapy without success, give DFW TMS a call and go through TMS. You won’t be sorry.
I have suffered from PTSD with accompanying depression and anxiety for 6 years. I had a lot of hostility over the 6 years since the trauma of feeling damaged, angry at what happened to me through no fault of my own. I was unable to be my old self which was quite happy, extroverted, involved in life and successful at work. I had come to accept that fact that I will not be my old self, but a different self, and can have more perspective about the good in who I am now.
I had had some success with medication during that time, but not 100% relief. Medications helped the depression but not the debilitating anxiety that I had had on a daily basis. Counseling and EMDR did not help me, and I felt like I was constantly re-living my trauma with each session. I was so frustrated and discontinued all therapy for my illness.
I contacted Dr. Costello when I was at my lowest point. I was crying for hours every day and spent most days trying to start simple and complicated tasks in both my work and personal life but the anxiety would paralyze me and fuel the ongoing anger issues associated with my PTSD. It seemed like I could not get anything done. I was not actively participating in my life and was more of an observer letting it go by. I had to force myself to do activities with my kids and was not interested in usual activities that I enjoyed prior to my trauma such as reading a book or exercising. Flashbacks and rumination of my past was constant and contributed to the nightly insomnia I was experiencing. I was also not taking care of myself by attending doctor and dentist visits, nor did I care about my appearance and exercise.
I was initially skeptical about the efficacy of TMS given the fact that I have a doctorate in the medical profession. I did not necessarily go seeking it for treatment and quite frankly I didn’t know what it was. I had fears of other types of treatment that I did not want to do such ECT. A therapy that I did try, EMDR, did not work for me. Once I knew that Dr. Costello offered TMS, I did a lot of reading about TMS benefits, safety and it is FDA approval. It was definitely an option for me and Dr. Costello was instrumental in assisting me with my decision to pursue it.
Along with medication and mindfulness therapy, I responded almost immediately to TMS. My depression is improved beyond what it was with the medication alone and my anxiety has reduced significantly. My anxiety is much more situational that constant. I am much less angry and able to better cope in very stressful situations such as riding the train to New York City’s Penn Station and navigating my way to an address in a large city which I had never been to before. I approach problems in a different way…in small pieces…rather than in one big piece that would typically overwhelm me. I start and stop things much more easily and am able to concentrate for longer periods of time. I am doing things that I used to enjoy, such as reading a book or organizing the house. I sleep better, go to sleep easier and stay asleep longer.
Additionally, I have reduced my use of destructive coping mechanisms to lessen depression and anxiety (oversleeping, over medication, over eating, crying, and alcohol use, calling family members many times in a day, rumination and anger outburst). Most of all, I used to consume my husband with my fear and problems constantly, I feel in some way he felt needed but couldn’t handle or understand what I have been going through. He has always known the “damaged and depressed” me and not the person I used to be. Now that I am much improved, he is getting to know different me. Sometimes he has more challenges with that since I am more engaged in activities, am more assertive, and express my opinions more than in the past!