Are you depressed? Have you been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)? Have previous treatment attempts with medication and/or therapy not been as effective as you had hoped? Are you unable to tolerate traditional medications?
Cascade TMS may be able to help you.
Cascade TMS is a private outpatient clinic in Portland specializing in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a clinically proven, office based treatment that is non-invasive and is approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for major depression (MDD).
Depression is a disorder that slows normal brain activity. This decreased brain activity can result in symptoms like low mood, low motivation, poor concentration, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, and others.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation involves focusing a magnetic field on the area of the brain that is underactive during depression, in order to stimulate activity and blood flow in the left frontal cortex.
TMS was approved by the FDA in 2008 for the treatment of depression in patients who have not responded to traditional treatment or have been unable to tolerate associated medications. However, TMS is also an option for anyone with depression who wishes to pursue a non-pharmacological treatment. Initially, we screen each patient to rule out any contraindications for TMS prior to scheduling a consultation.