Taming “The Black Dog of Depression”

The Black Dog of Depression
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects one in six people in the United States. While there is a stigma attached to mental illness, it is critical to get comfortable talking about it. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so now is the time.

Depression is the most common mental illness. Winston Churchill referred to “The Black Dog of Depression” when he discussed his internal battle with darkness. He knew that as debilitating and oppressive as his depression could be – like an angry, aggressive dog – it was also manageable and treatable. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, you know how painful and devastating it can be. You owe it to yourself, or your loved one, to do something about it.

There is an array of approaches to the treatment of depression. The most common are medications and talk therapy. If you are suffering from depression, you may have already tried these. Unfortunately, they often have limited ability to help many with the shadowy Black Dog that plagues those struggling with depression.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) now offers a much-needed, new alternative to these older treatments. It is a non-invasive and non-systemic treatment for depression that is both effective and long lasting. TMS has been proven to provide significant benefit for individuals who have not been helped by medications or talk therapy.

Many patients have already benefited from this state-of-the-art treatment. Lisa Golick, who was first treated 7.5 years ago at TMS Serenity Center in Sugar Land, TX by Dr. Kim Cress, says “TMS is a miraculous, medical marvel that has positively transformed the quality of my life.”

Click here to view this video about “The Black Dog of Depression.” Does this resonate with you? Then take this survey offered by Dr. Cress, to see if TMS might be right for you or your loved one. Take action now to tame the Black Dog of Depression.