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Depression

Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc.

Board-Certified Adult Psychiatry and Neurology & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Chula Vista, CA

It’s not unusual to have days where you feel a bit down or sad. With major depressive disorder however, the sadness lingers for weeks, months, and even years. Though there are many effective treatments for depression, it may take time to find the right therapies and medications that help you. At Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., in Chula Vista, California, Ernest de Guzman, MD, Benjamin Gross, MD, and the team of mental health experts specialize in treating major depressive disorder using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). To get help for your depression, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a serious mood disorder that affects millions of Americans every year. It causes a persistent feeling of sadness and despair that alters how you think, behave, and feel. Your low mood also interferes with your emotional and physical health.

Depression affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Researchers theorize depression may develop from a range of factors such as physical changes in the brain and brain chemistry, hormone imbalance, and genetics. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression symptoms vary. However, people with major depressive disorder experience their symptoms most of the day for several days in a row. For a diagnosis of depression, you must experience these symptoms for at least two weeks.

Depression symptoms include:

  • Ongoing sadness and disinterest
  • Feeling empty and hopeless
  • Pessimistic about life
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Change in appetite
  • Physical pain from no known cause
  • Thoughts of death or suicide


It’s not uncommon for people to experience more than one episode of depression throughout their lifetime. Though your feelings may make it hard for you to reach out for assistance, Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., offers innovative therapies that can help you feel more like your usual self. 

What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy?

TMS therapy is a non-invasive treatment for depression. The innovative therapy uses magnetic fields that stimulate the nerve cells in your brain to alleviate your depression symptoms. 

Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., uses the BrainsWay® treatment platform for TMS therapy. The unique device uses breakthrough technology for deep TMS therapy, stimulating your brain’s deep and broad areas to get the best results.

Am I a good candidate for TMS therapy?

Your provider at Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., conducts a thorough evaluation to determine the best care for your depression. They may recommend TMS therapy if traditional treatments, such as antidepressants and therapy, fail to alleviate your depression.

To get the most benefits out of your TMS therapy, your provider recommends you continue your medication and therapy when undergoing treatment. 

To learn more about TMS therapy for depression, contact Dymphna San Diego TMS, Inc., by phone, or book an appointment online today. 

We Treat the Following Conditions:

Major Depressive Disorder

PTSD

Anxiety

ADHD

Dementia

Parkinson's Disease

Migraines

 

The Treatment:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
(TMS)

 

Accepted Insurances

Dymphna San Diego TMS accepts VA, Medicare and PPO. Click on “View full list of companies” to see a list of commonly accepted insurances. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office .

Medicare
TriWest
VA