Mental Health, TMS, Brain Wellness Center, MeRT, and Brain Injuries & Autism Specialists located in Boca Raton, FL

Depression services offered in Boca Raton, FL

Depression has negative effects on your whole life, and it can be a challenging condition to treat. At Wholesome Therapy Center, practice founder Anastasiya Boikova, OTR, approaches depression treatment where the condition starts: in the brain waves. The practice offers innovative science-based treatments that have actual results because they’re tailored just for you. Book your consultation online or phone the Boca Raton, Florida, office now. 

Depression Q & A

What are the types of depression?

Depression describes persistent sadness. Two of the most common types of depression include:

Major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder causes low mood and other problems like appetite changes, poor sleep, and loss of interest in hobbies. It happens on most days over two weeks or longer.


Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression develops during or after pregnancy and causes sadness, weepiness, and difficulty coping. 

Depression can occur in other types, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD), persistent depressive disorder (PDD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and others.



What does depression look like in the brain? 

Depression is a real, and serious, condition that can be documented by looking at brain scans. While every brain is unique, people with depression often have an asymmetry in the two hemispheres of their brain. Normal brains and depressed brains look different on brain scans. 

The proper depression treatment (one that addresses this brain asymmetry) can return an unhealthy brain to a healthy state. 


When do you need to try a new treatment for depression?

Most people start out with antidepressant medications for depression, usually alongside behavioral therapies. Unfortunately, depression symptoms aren’t so easy to eliminate. You need to make true changes in brain structure to address the roots of depression over the long term. 

More than 40% of people with major depressive disorder also have an anxiety disorder. Depression also occurs frequently alongside post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other conditions, which further complicates treatment.

It’s common to experience a lack of results after trying a few antidepressants, and many people don’t get the change they need fast enough from psychotherapy. 

This might make you feel hopeless or frustrated, but don’t lose hope: There are other options. That’s exactly the right time to consider trying a new treatment like Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT). 


How does MeRT help with depression?

MeRT is based on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), in which controlled magnetic pulses harmlessly travel through the scalp and into the brain. This triggers a repair response in the part of the brain that isn’t working normally. 

MeRT uses the benefits of TMS in a personalized way. Brain mapping determines the ideal areas and depths to treat in the brain. MeRT can rapidly stimulate repair and relieve symptoms in as little as a week. 

Call the Wholesome Therapy Center office to learn more or schedule online now. 

*Results vary with each individual