Breakthrough Treatment Can Release You from Depression
You don’t have to keep suffering. There is hope. MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) is a non-invasive, drug-free protocol that is FDA-cleared to treat Depression, Treatment-Resistant Depression, and Major Depressive Disorder.
An Effective Depression Treatment: MeRT
You CAN Be Free of Depression
I felt like I was alone, even though I was surrounded by love and care. It was just a cloud that would linger over my life every now and again. The Brain Treatment Center helped me understand what was going on in my head and after a month of treatment, I was grateful to be DEPRESSION-FREE and MEDICATION-FREE for the first time in my life.”
These words echo what so many others have said about finally feeling free from their debilitating depression symptoms. And if you’re experiencing the misery that depression can bring, you may have tried many ways to treat it. Yet, if your depression keeps coming back, it can feel like there’s no actual solution.
But don’t lose hope. We offer a breakthrough approach to treating depression. It’s called MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, a state-of-the-art treatment protocol. MeRT is non-invasive, drug-free, and has helped people from all walks of life break free from their debilitating depression symptoms.
We have used MeRT successfully as a depression treatment, particularly when medications haven’t helped or have caused complex side effects. And MeRT is FDA-approved for Multiple Drug Resistant Depression.
Non-Invasive and Drug-Free Depression Treatment
How MeRT Works to Improve Your Mood, Emotional Stability, Self-Confidence, and More
MeRT is a breakthrough treatment that combines comprehensive diagnostic testing with FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment to restore balance to the brain.
The qEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) is the key to MeRT’s success. Also called brain mapping, the qEEG can show any imbalance in brainwave activity.
Studies have shown that patients with Major Depressive Disorder have clearly visible markers in their EEG studies. And the Mayo Clinic has reported on research that shows how the activity of certain neural circuits in the brain can play a significant role in depression—and its treatment.
By identifying the precise brain imbalance, which will be different for every person, we can then strengthen the brainwave activity.
We do this using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to send gentle magnetic pulses to the exact areas of the brain not functioning as they should be. This, as a result, can successfully reduce depression symptoms.
“Everyone experiences their world a little bit differently.”
EEGs (electrical pictures of the brain) can tell us when there are abnormalities in neural networks. We run that data through a normative database and we can see, for example, if somebody has an area in the left prefrontal cortex that’s cycling at two Hertz — which means that they may be only processing information two times per second — whereas the rest of their brain may be cycling 11 times per second.
“That information mismatch may manifest for somebody who has depression. They may lack motivation, feel lethargic, not want to get out of bed. And it’s not a one-to-one correlation. Everyone experiences their world a little bit differently.
“We can look at these signals and find areas that are abnormal, [then we] use this FDA-cleared technology, transcranial magnetic stimulation, to navigate to the area that’s not working properly and try to stimulate it and remind it that it wants to fire at a certain frequency and a certain rate.”– Dr. Erik Won, President and Chief Medical officer at Wave Neuroscience, SpEAKING on the Broken Brain podcast
Depression is a Common and Serious Medical Condition
According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression affects approximately one in 15 adults in any year. Additionally, one in six people will experience depression in their lifetimes.
And to be clear, depression isn’t just about feeling “down” or “sad.” Nor is it a sign of weakness. Depression is a serious medical condition that affects how you feel, think, and behave.
While depression can occur at any age, it’s more likely to begin in adulthood. And according to the National Institute of Mental Health, current research seems to show that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
But no matter the cause, depression can be a serious illness. At its most severe, it can cause suicidal feelings.
And these suicidal feelings should never be taken lightly: Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. That’s why getting the right kind of help for depression can be a matter of life and death.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call 988. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
If you think you might have Major Depressive Disorder, know that there is hope. The MeRT treatment plan is highly individualized for each person and can result in significant symptom improvement.*
Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder
Depression, also called Clinical Depression or Major Depressive Disorder, can have a range of symptoms, with varying degrees of severity. These can include:
- Increased anxiety, agitation, or restlessness
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Low self-esteem
- Short-term memory loss
- Inability to think straight
- Loss of interest in activities and relationships
- Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
- Loss of sex drive
- Sleep issues (insomnia or sleeping too much)
- Emotional outbursts, even over insignificant matters
- Chronic exhaustion (mental or physical)
- Changes in appetite
- Fixating or ruminating on failures or past events
- Physical symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, or headaches with no known cause
- Feeling “numb”
- Thoughts of suicide
- Attempts at suicide, or death by suicide
Benefits from MeRT Treatment for Depression
According to patients, MeRT treatment for depression can be life-changing.* Benefits can include:
- More relaxed, with less anxiety
- Better sleep and increased sleep duration
- Increased attention span
- Reduced stress symptoms
- Better concentration and focus
- Increased emotional stability
- Less pain
- Better mood
- Increased motivation
- Improved ability to cope with stress
- More self-confidence and self-esteem
For anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, and other symptoms, I highly recommend trying MeRT. My adult son who has suffered from both problems his entire life, and has been on medication, realized a positive change after the first visit. We saw dramatic improvement after each visit. This technology is truly a magic bullet.” – Harold H.
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
Our Procedure and What to Expect
The Steps of MeRT Treatment in Tucson, AZ
As MeRT is a relatively new treatment, you may have many questions as to whether it’s the right treatment for your depression. We know this isn’t a light decision, and we understand. That’s why your first step is to get all the information you need so you can make an informed decision. And that’s as simple as a free phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator.
In this consultation, she will discuss your symptoms and history. She’ll also answer any questions you have and explain the treatment in full, including all fees and protocols.
Then, once you decide to take the next step, we will set up two separate appointments, one for testing and one for consultation. Each of these appointments will last 45 minutes to an hour. After these first two appointments, you will have an assessment period where the actual procedure and monitoring take place.
Your first appointment will consist of two simple tests, a qEEG and an EKG. These tests are easy, painless, and performed right in our office. For the EEG, we place a cap on your head to measure the electrical activity in your brain and map out any areas not performing as they should. We also perform an EKG to record your heart’s electrical signals.
Once we perform these tests, our team will carefully analyze the results. Based on this analysis, we develop a treatment plan customized to your specific condition and schedule your assessment period of treatment.
After your tests are complete and we’ve reviewed and analyzed them, you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim. This can be done virtually from the comfort of your home. We will discuss your test results and treatment protocols, answer any remaining questions, and let you know more about what to expect during your assessment period.
3. Assessment Period
During the two-week assessment period, we will perform a short period of treatment. This treatment will be Monday through Friday for the first week, and Monday through Friday the second week. On Friday of the second week, we will perform another set of tests to see how you are responding. We then determine your progress based on the new EEG results compared to the initial one, as well as symptom improvements.
If we see a positive response to treatment during the assessment period, you will have likely noticed some improvements starting to take place. At that point, we will schedule additional MeRT treatment in two-week intervals.
At the end of every two weeks, we will perform a qEEG/EKG to monitor your progress; you will have a consultation to confirm that changes are still showing on the testing.
Most conditions treated with MeRT provide noticeable and long-lasting results after four to eight weeks of treatment; however, each patient is different, and results may vary.
Have More Questions About MeRT?
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator
You may still have a lot of questions about whether MeRT is the right treatment for your depression. And our New Patient Coordinator is here to help you!
During your free, no-obligation consultation, she’ll take the time to listen, answer questions, explain costs, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist you in getting scheduled should you decide to move forward with treatment.
Think of it this way: Making one free call can be the first step in freeing yourself from depression — and getting a whole new lease on life!
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