Hope for Depression
Depression afflicts tens of millions of people each day. Sufferers deal with struggles such as loss of interest in normal activities and hobbies; feelings of sadness or hopelessness; and trouble with thinking and concentration.
Left untreated, depression can be debilitating, with symptoms that can include physical aches and pains and extend to thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts, and sometimes suicide. In a famous verse, the poet Emily Dickinson described her depression as feeling “a Funeral, in my Brain.” Depression can make even the simplest activities—even getting out of bed—seem like monumental undertakings.
Mark R. Gloss, M.D.
Offering TMS therapy for the treatment of depression since 2010, Mark R. Gloss, M.D.,
is the first private psychiatrist in the Boston area to provide this innovative approach.
Dr. Gloss has more than 20 years’ experience in both institutional and private practice, specializing in medication management.
He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine
in 1994 and completed his residency in
Adult Psychiatry at McLean Hospital.
The good news is that depression is treatable. In fact, according to the American Psychiatric Association, it is one of the most treatable of mental illnesses, with 80 – 90 percent of depression sufferers eventually responding well to treatment.
However, for some people, traditional treatments for depression such as antidepressant medications are ineffective or intolerable. For these patients, relief from their depression can seem impossible and hopeless. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can offer hope to those in despair. TMS is an outpatient treatment that can be used to treat major depressive disorder in patients who do not respond to antidepressant medications, or who have had severe side effects from these medications. The procedure uses precisely targeted high-intensity magnetic pulses to stimulate key areas of the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
TMS therapy is:
• FDA-approved • Non-invasive • A non-drug treatment