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Patient Story: How TMS Changes Lives


TMS for depression - rays of sunshine & hope

Recently, a patient shared their story with us, and gave us permission to share it with you. Finding the right depression treatment can transform a person’s life, and for those patients who haven’t seen results with medication and talk therapy, TMS can be the solution they never thought they’d find.

I wanted to really tell you how well this is going – I no longer have the compulsion to spend every minute losing myself in a book the way I have for, honestly, years. Yesterday I came home and did chores I have been putting off for over a YEAR. It didn’t feel like pulling teeth, I didn’t give up after 5 minutes, I just contentedly did what needed to be done.

I don’t know if I’ve ever felt this way – even in times when I was honestly happy and doing well there was still a pall hanging over me that kind of ruined it. My head feels clearer and sharper than I can ever remember, and we’re only at treatment 13 or so. I’m trying to be objective and not let excitement cloud my perception, but I was really excited about ketamine and I certainly never felt like this and the results didn’t last.

This really already has been life-changing and I still have most of the treatment to go. Treatment has honestly become something I look forward to every day.

I wanted to go a little more in depth than we could in the office. Thank you, Dr. Woo.

Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry Patient – May 2021

Thank you to our wonderful patient for sharing this story.

Dr. Woo has been seeing patients in private practice since 2002, always with the goals of combining evidence-based medicine with psychodynamic psychotherapy and collaborating with other mental health professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. He has been certified to administer TMS at his practice since 2017. His greatest clinical interests include helping patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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