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Depression Specialist

New Dawn TMS Psychiatry

Amr Beltagui, MD

Psychiatry & TMS located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

People often refer to depression flippantly, using it as a stand-in for normal feelings of sadness. But people living with major depressive disorder know that it’s much more than just feeling sad some of the time. If you want to lift the cloud of depression and feel like yourself again, psychiatrist Amr Beltagui, MD, at New Dawn TMS Psychiatry, offers treatment using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Get started on treating your depression with TMS by making an appointment. Call the Rancho Cucamonga, California, office, or request a visit to New Dawn TMS Psychiatry online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Also called major depressive disorder, depression is a mental health condition that affects your mood and can have far-reaching effects on your life. 

The World Health Organization reports that depression affects more than 300 million people and is the leading cause of disability across the world. If you’re living with symptoms of depression, you’re not alone. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression isn’t just sadness. Although a pervasive sense of sadness is common in people with depression, there are a number of other symptoms that are just as prevalent. They include:

  • A loss of interest in activities and relationships
  • Feeling empty or hopeless
  • Feeling guilt or shame
  • Sleep irregularities
  • Appetite changes
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety or agitation

Clearly, a major depressive disorder can impact your life in a number of ways, none of which are positive. That’s why Dr. Beltagui offers his patients at New Dawn TMS Psychiatry access to the latest in treatments for depression.

How is depression treated?

Historically, health professionals have treated depression with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. While this is effective for many people, not all people respond to these treatments. 

If, however, you haven’t yet tried medication or psychotherapy, don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. Beltagui. As a board-certified psychiatrist, he offers medication and therapy sessions to help patients with depression. 

As an alternative for his patients who have tried other treatments with little to no difference in their symptoms of depression, Dr. Beltagui offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This treatment is highly effective and extremely safe. The FDA approved TMS for depression in 2008. 

During your TMS treatment, Dr. Beltagui places a metal coil around your head. Then, he sends magnetic pulses through the coil into targeted portions of your brain. This stimulates activity in the parts of your brain that aren’t active enough, causing you to feel depressed. 

By receiving TMS treatments, many people with depression observe a noticeable reduction in their symptoms. 

TMS is a completely noninvasive, highly effective way to change your brain’s function, giving you dramatic, lasting relief from your depression. If you’re interested in TMS treatment for your depression, call New Dawn TMS Psychiatry or request your appointment online today.