“It was transforming. I feel like my battery has been recharged. I’m able to live my life more fully again. I wish it was offered to me as a treatment option years ago.”
– Active Recovery TMS Patient
“The staff here are some of the nicest, most competent people I’ve had the pleasure to be treated by.
Everyone, including the assistants, has a genuine interest in the patient’s mental health.
The technology itself is borderline miraculous and took me down from moderate-severe depression to barely mild. Plus, the entire treatment was covered by my OHP plan.”
“The team couldn’t have been more caring and compassionate through a difficult time for me. I will always be grateful for the support they provided, and the lengths they went to in helping me get the best care possible. Above and beyond.”
“I walked into the office in a deep depression that had lasted 7 months, with no relief from various medications.
I left feeling as though my life had been given back to me. I have returned to all the things I love to do with energy and joy!
I am forever grateful to Active Recovery TMS and the amazing people who staff the office. I give them my highest recommendation.”
“I have had TMS before in another city and the experience here in Portland was vastly superior in every way.
These folks are buttoned up. If I had known how effective it was I would have done it sooner.”
“I just can’t over recommend Active Recovery TMS. TMS gave me back the ability to be a happy, growing human being.”
Active Recovery TMS – Patient outcomes
The data backs up the experience of our patients at Active Recovery TMS.
- 79% of our patients showed a greater than 25% reduction in depression symptoms.
- 56% of our patients experience a 50% reduction in depression.
- 33% of our patients achieve remission and no longer experience depression symptoms.
- Out of 300+ patients, only 5% have discontinued treatment early.
Measuring the Outcomes of TMS
We can learn the effectiveness of TMS in treating depression and depressive symptoms by using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9). The PHQ-9 is a question-based multipurpose instrument for diagnosing, monitoring, and measuring the severity of depression. It scores the frequency of each of the nine DSM-V criteria for depression within a range of 0 (“not at all”) to 3 (“nearly every day”).
The PHQ-9 is often used as a scientific metric for the effect of a treatment on patients with major depressive disorder. Improvement over time in depressive symptoms would be indicated by progressively lower scores on the PHQ-9.