WHAT IS DEPRESSION? WEST COAST TMS’ DR. STEIN ANSWERS
West Coast TMS Institute’s director psychiatrist Kira Stein, MD explains how major depressive disorder, also known as “clinical depression”, is diagnosed, how it is a medical condition that is different from everyday sadness, Hope for depression sufferers is emphasized.
Clinical instructor at UCLA’s Psychiatry Department at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Kira Stein MD is certified in the clinical use of TMS, as well
as has completed intensive coursework on TMS at Harvard’s Berenson-Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and a Visiting Fellowship at Duke University. ”15% of people who suffer from clinical depression do not respond sufficiently to talk therapy and medications,” points Dr. Stein. “TMS is a safe and outpatient non-drug antidepressant treatment that is effective and should be considered as another option before trying another medication. TMS has a less side effects than drugs and is comparably quite effective. We have seen a great success rate here at West Coast TMS, especially with our unique integrative and comprehensive approach.”