TMS: The Patient Experience

TMS: The Patient Experience

I started noticing I had the energy to get myself ready and off to the appointment each day. I became aware that I felt happy about the day itself. I found myself with new ideas to paint and create.

Debra, TMS patient

So, you’ve read about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and how we approach TMS here at Sonder.

Maybe you’ve already scheduled a consultation to learn more.

But, when you’re trying to decide if a particular treatment is right for you, sometimes you just want to hear from someone who’s been there. Who can speak directly to the patient experience.

We get that.

Today we’re proud to share real stories of the patient experience of TMS at Sonder, as told by former patients in their own words:

Elizabeth’s experience

“The 6 weeks of treatment with Sarah were amazing. We always had so much to talk about. The treatments gave me a routine, got me out of bed in the morning. Sarah was always so diligent with making sure I was comfortable. She was so kind and understanding. She was genuinely interested in how I was doing and what I was going through. It was hard to have a “last day.”

Read more about Elizabeth’s experience

Ronald’s experience

“I felt extremely well taken care of by the thoughtful staff at Sonder… TMS treatment is an extremely low risk for an extremely high potential reward.”

Read more about Ronald’s experience

Whytnee’s experience

“As we got about halfway through treatment, things started to clear. I was feeling less anxious. I noticed that it was easier for me to lay down and go to bed at night. I also noticed that it was easier to focus on school, work, or whatever I needed to get done.”

Read more about Whytnee’s experience

Amy’s experience

“My psychiatrist recommended I look into it. At first, I was afraid it wouldn’t help at all. And the commitment was a lot. But, I still felt a nugget hope, so I decided to give it a try anyway. Slowly, my suicidal ideation has lessened. And I still experience challenges but, unlike before TMS, my mood now allows for these challenges. It’s worth trying and making a commitment to!”

Read more about Amy’s experience

Timothy’s experience

“My spirit feels lifted so that I feel I can finally fly. To go beyond the limits I set for myself in my mind that kept me in the past, not in the present… I now feel as if I can face each and every day with more confidence than I have ever had before.”

Read more about Timothy’s experience

Phillip’s experience

“I felt ‘brighter’ and ‘lighter’ mentally and even physically. I found that I was calmer and just began to feel more positive. I’m more optimistic about my future. I’ve been told by people that they can tell I’m better. I had an annual inspection in my building. My land lady told me that she could tell I was doing better, a lot better. She said my apartment even ‘feels better’.”

Read more about Phillip’s experience

Debra’s experience

“I started noticing I had the energy to get myself ready and off to the appointment each day. I became aware that I felt happy about the day itself. I found myself with new ideas to paint and create.”

Read more about Debra’s experience

Rebekah’s experience

“I’m doing well. I started a new job right after treatments and decided to go back to school so I started that. I have had more of a positive attitude that’s been consistent since the end of treatment. This is a huge change, considering my constant mood changes before I started treatments at Sonder.”

Read more about Rebekah’s experience

Frances’ experience

“TMS didn’t get rid of every single bad day, but bad days aren’t depression days anymore. I can still get out of bed, take a shower, brush my teeth, leave the house if need be. And for the most part, I have a much more positive mood in that I don’t assume every day will be horrible. I have better relationships with the people in my life. I’m able to accomplish tasks better. I sleep significantly better — I fall asleep faster and sleep longer. And I no longer struggle with suicidal thoughts at all.”

Read more about Frances’ experience

Michael’s experience

“I am definitely enjoying life more. I no longer worry as much about the present and the future. I cope more easier with life’s challenges which do happen for everyone. When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to enjoying the day in the moment.”

Read more about Michael’s experience



Curious about the patient experience of TMS at Sonder?