MeRT for Depression
A New Approach to the Treatment of Depression
This FDA-cleared treatment for Depression and Major
Depressive Disorder (MDD) is Drug-Free and Non-invasive.
MeRT is a Non-Pharmaceutical, Non-Invasive, Targeted and Measurable Treatment for Depression.
Depression can lead to a wide variety of emotional and physical problems. When you’re depressed, you experience a loss of interest and a persistent feeling of sadness. It’s a veil that obscures happiness, and can affect how you behave, think, and feel. MeRT can help you reclaim your life.
*Results are based on active and strict observation and participation of our programs. Results may vary from case to case.
MeRT uses a proprietary brain wave analysis to identify the exact areas in the brain that are not functioning properly or communicating the way that they should be. People with depression have distinct markers visible in EEG studies – there is an imbalance in brainwave activity between the left and the right hemispheres of the brain, called asymmetry. There can also be indicators of slower brainwaves becoming more dominant. Our sophisticated approach identifies the asymmetries and strengthens brainwave activity, which can reduce depressive symptoms for optimal brain function.
The Mayo Clinic reports that more than three million people are diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder every year and far more with Clinical Depression. They also report that new research is confirming that factors that may contribute to Depression do cause changes in brain function to include altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
MeRT is a non-pharmaceutical and non-invasive treatment that has been used successfully to treat Depression, including treatment-resistant Depression that has not responded to medications or other traditional modes of therapies.
“Everyone experiences their world a little bit differently.”
“EEG’s (electrical pictures of the brain) can tell us when there are abnormalities in neural networks. We run that data through a normative database, and we can see, for example, if someone has an area in the left prefrontal cortex that’s cycling at a two Hertz frequency which means that they may be only processing information two times/second. Whereas the rest of their brain may be cycling at eleven Hertz or eleven times/second. That information mismatch may manifest in somebody who has depression, they may lack motivation, feel lethargic, not want to get out of bed.”
“We can look at these signals and find areas that are abnormal, and use this FDA-cleared technology, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, to navigate to the area that’s not working properly and try to stimulate it and remind it that it wants to fire at a certain frequency and a certain rate. It’s not a a one-to-one correlation, everyone experiences their world a little differently.”
Dr. Erik Won,
President of Wave Neuroscience,
from his appearance on the Broken Brain Podcast
Dr. Erik Won, President of Wave Neuroscience
Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
The Difference between TMS and MeRT
Unlike standard rTMS therapy, which delivers stimulation to one location at a fixed frequency for all patients, MeRT treatment individualizes the treatment frequency and location based on each patient’s quantitative EEG and EKG. This results in a custom-fit MeRT protocol as opposed to a generalized, one-size-fits-all, approach of rTMS.
You and your brain are unique, and we believe your protocol should be too.
MeRT uses a proprietary brain wave analysis to identify the exact areas in the brain that are not functioning properly or communicating the way that they should be. Our physicians then use this information to develop a personalized and targeted approach designed to restore healthy brain communication. This therapy gently stimulates the specific locations in the brain which can lead to improved function. MeRT is non-surgical, non-invasive, and non-pharmaceutical. Our innovative technology is available to reprogram dysfunctional electrical signals, synchronize brain wave activity, and return you to a place of restoration and functionality.
Symptoms of Depression and Major Depressive Disorder
- Loss of interest in activities and relationships
- Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Emotional outbursts, agitation, or restlessness
- Chronic mental or physical exhaustion
- Changes in appetite
- Increased anxiety
- Feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem
- Chronic feelings of unhappiness
- Feeling numb or isolated
*If you or a loved one are feeling suicidal, please call 911. You can also call the
Suicide & Crisis Hotline by dialing 988.
Benefits from MeRT Treatment for Depression
- Increased sleep quality
- Enhanced interpersonal relationships and sociability
- Heightened ability to think clearly and adapt to environment
- More awareness and patience
- Increased sleep duration
- Increased attention span
- Improvement in mood
- Decreased cravings (e.g. drugs and alcohol)
- Increased motivation
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- Increased concentration and focus
- Reduction of anxiety
- Increased emotional stability
- Reduction of pain
“I felt like I was alone even though I was surrounded by love and care. It was just a cloud that would linger over my life every now and again. MeRT helped me understand what was going on in my head and after a month of treatment, I was grateful to be depression free and medication free for the first time in my life.” – Real MeRT Client
Do you have questions we can help answer?
Our Client Care Coordinator is standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have, explain our process and fees and also help you decide if MeRT is the right treatment for you. We can also get your Initial EEG study and Initial Medical Consultation scheduled as a next best step to see how you may benefit from MeRT.