I wholeheartedly recommend TMS to fellow patients with treatment-resistant depression. I’ve been in Dr John Deirmenjian’s care for 9+ years, and until last year had been able to manage my depression with medication. However, after a major disruption in my life, I felt defeated, lethargic, and hopeless despite our best efforts over a year’s time. That’s when we decided to try TMS therapy.
By my third session, I felt energized in a way I hadn’t in a long time. I was daisy-chaining errands because I had the stamina and focus to get them done! I was also sleeping better at night, falling asleep in 20 minutes instead of 5 minutes (per my Oura Ring metrics). After this point, I can’t describe further differences other than maintenance of this newfound stamina—which was most welcome!

As a patient and Ivy League graduate, I can empathize with how scary it can be to think about tampering with your brain. “Brain zaps?!” But the TMS results speak for themselves and the minimal discomfort during treatment is manageable. And a TMS technician is there at all times to ensure you are comfortable.

Lucia was my technician for TMS, and I am so grateful for her reassuring bedside manner and calm, grounded demeanor. My TMS protocol was 36 sessions, ~20min each, five times a week. Time flew by! I credit that effortlessness to her comforting presence and efficiency at her job.

It’s been a week since my last TMS therapy session, and I feel great. Thank you Dr. Deirmenjian for advocating for my best care and giving me hope when I needed it most. I look forward to facing the challenges ahead—and that’s what I needed to feel.

Long Beach Patient