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Active Path Mental Health – 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.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of depression and would like to learn more, try taking the Active Path Online PHQ-9 Test.