Register Star reports on TMS therapy to fight depression

In the Saturday edition of the Rockford Register Star, reporter Melissa Westphal wrote about Rockford resident Brian Smith and how he treated his depression with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy through the Rosecrance-affiliated Aspen Counseling & Consulting.

“It has helped me so much,” said Smith, now 58, this week at Rosecrance. “Last year, before the treatments, I didn’t want to do anything. I just wanted to sit at home, be by myself. I didn’t want to associate with friends or family.

“Now, after the TMS, I enjoy things a lot more. I enjoy being with people. I’m more talkative. I get in on conversations more, where before I would sit back and just let people talk around me, basically. It has been a wonderful experience in my life so far. I feel better now than I have in a long, long time.”

Read the story at the Register Star site here. (A subscription to the Register Star may be required to access stories on the site.)