MeRT (Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy) was FDA approved in 2008 for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder.
Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder or Multiple Drug Resistant Depression can range from mild to severe, and can be quite debilitating, greatly affecting quality of life and the ability to function normally. Depression can be acute, brought on by emotional or physical trauma, such as the death of a loved one, but in other cases causation can be difficult to pin down. Symptoms of depression can include:
- Feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or emptiness.
- Emotional outbursts, even over insignificant matters.
- Loss of interest in most or all activities such as work, relationships, sex, or hobbies.
- Insomnia, or sleeping too much during the day.
- Unrelenting physical or mental exhaustion.
- Reduced or increased appetite leading to weight gain.
- Restlessness or agitation.
- Inability to think straight or trouble with short-term memory loss.
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness.
- Fixating thoughts on past failures or dwelling on past events.
- Physical symptoms with no known cause such as back pain, neck pain, or headaches.
- General feelings of unhappiness or sadness without knowing why.
- Thoughts of suicide, attempts at suicide, or death by suicide.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and has been on the rise for adults and teens. 7.4% of teens in grades 9-12 reported they had made at least 1 suicide attempt in the past 12 months! For those who experience depression, getting the right kind of help can be a matter of life and death.
MeRTSM Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder
Here at the Brain Treatment Center Dallas, Dr. Miller and his staff offer MeRT for Major Depressive Disorder. The neuromodulation equipment used in the MeRT process has been cleared by the FDA in the treatment of depression.
MeRT is a unique and improved version of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), and is much more individualized approach to brain modulation, and is tailored to the patient’s needs based on frequency, location, and power used. TMS modulates the brain’s electrical activity by using magnetic fields which pass through the scalp from an electromagnetic coil, however, it is important to note that TMS is a generalized approach to neuromodulation because it is only able to target a single location in the brain with a single frequency.
We perform a quantitative EEG before modulation treatment starts in order to determine exactly the frequency of your brain.
MeRT stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. MeRT. It is a cutting edge treatment protocol which combines technologies of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, an FDA cleared therapy), Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), and Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) to analyze and formulate treatments that are tailored for each individual’s unique brain pattern.
Most TMS treatments are used to deliver stimulation to one area of the brain at a fixed frequency for all patients, however MeRT is more evolved. Our MeRT is highly individualized as to frequency and location based on an initial thorough testing and evaluation. This customized, scientific approach is unique to each patient.
The patient’s initial testings are analyzed very carefully as to the brain’s pattern of function and activity. Through this detailed analysis we are able to determine the correct neural synchronization. This information is then used to devise a highly personalized protocol for each patient, with the purpose of encouraging improved brain communication. This can lead to significant clinical improvements.*
Treatment for depression is usually 4-weeks. Appointments are 30-45 minutes in length, Monday through Friday. Generally the patient will begin to notice improvements during the first week. Once treatment is completed, there is not usually a need for any follow up treatment for depression. *
Contact our New Patient Coordinator for more Information
When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope as they don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rewarding as a practitioner to be able to help so many people realize a much better “normal” and a greatly improved quality of life.
If you have questions or would like to discuss our Treatment Protocols, we offer a Free Consultation by phone. Our New Patient Coordinator will take the time to listen and explain. She is able to answer most questions and discuss our protocols, scheduling, fees and other information. She is happy to assist you in any way she can.
Please call us to get more information about how our clinic and Dr. Miller may be able to help you with your health goals and to schedule an an initial screening to see if MeRT may be an option.
Brain Treatment Center Dallas, as with all of our clinics, is an out of network provider and not covered by insurance. If you have a PPO type of plan with out of network benefits, it is possible that you could get reimbursed for some of your costs of treatment or have it go toward your deductible. It really depends on the type of plan you have. We can provide you with the paperwork that contains the diagnostic and CPT codes that you can submit for possible reimbursement with your insurance company.
Starting as a New Patient
When you start as a new patient at the Brain Treatment Center Dallas, you will initially need two appointments, approximately two days apart. Both appointments will be about an hour in length. These appointments will be used to determine if Dr. Miller feels you can truly benefit from the MeRTSM [Magnetic e-Resonance Treatment] Program and, if so, to develop a tailored treatment plan based on your test results. Once you have done the testing and Consultation, you are not obliged to begin treatment. This is something that you will determine once you have seen your test results and consulted with Dr. Miller.
At the first appointment, we will go over your reasons for seeking help, your medical history, your health goals, and all of your symptoms. You will then begin initial testing, which will involve an EEG and an EKG. These are both completely painless and easy and are done right in our office. Your information and test results are then sent over to our scientific and clinical teams, who will carefully analyze the results and determine current state and functioning of the brain together with Dr. Miller.
We use a patented, scientific approach with the neurophysiological data gathered through testing to then develop a highly customized treatment plan that is aimed at encouraging healthy brain communication and function.
At your second appointment, you will meet with Dr. Miller for a Consultation. He will discuss your test results and whether or not he and our scientific team feel that results may be achieved for you through our treatment protocol. This appointment will also serve to answer any additional questions you may have. After that second appointment, Dr. Miller will lay out your individualized treatment plan and the protocols to be followed for best results. At that point you may discuss fees, length of treatment and schedules, and then decide whether to go forward and schedule your treatment.
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*The Results shown are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on individual user and are not guaranteed.