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What is Clinical Depression?

Clinical depression is the most severe form of depression. It is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression is not just feeling sad. It is brain disorder that can challenge your ability to perform even routine daily activities. At its worst, depression may lead you to contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide.

Clinical Depression Symptoms

16 million people in the United States suffer from depression. Only half (8 million) seek treatment. Of those who seek treatment, only half (4 million) get adequate treatment.

Most of us could feel sad or depressed from time to time.  It is normal when you’re struggling in life or your self-esteem is injured.  But when those feelings become overwhelming, cause physical symptoms and last for long periods of time, could be an indication of clinical depression. 


Loss Of Interest




Feeling hopeless


Ideas of death


Sleep Disturbances


Trouble Concentrating


Negative thoughts, crying

Clinical Depression and TMS Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective, non-invasive, non-systemic alternative for the large number of patients diagnosed with clinical depression and not responding to medication.

Does not require anesthesia or sedation and is not to be confused with ECT (Electro Convulsive “shock” Therapy).


MagVita TMS Treatment

The MagVita System is a complete and effective treatment to overcome the clinical depression. 

The TMS system delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling mood. The rapid change in the magnetic field induces a current, exciting the neurons. As a result, the metabolism and the function of the cells improve.

TMS Treatment Procedure

The TMS Protocol consists of repeated cycles of TMS followed by rest periods.

✓ An initial treatment session which includes the determination of the patient’s individual stimulation level (motor threshold determination)

✓ 5+ treatment sessions per week over a period of 6 weeks (subject to change by physician)

✓ Diagnosis and initial session are performed by a licensed physician specialized in psychiatry. The remaining treatment sessions are typically conducted by properly trained personnel under the supervision of a licensed physician.


Our Team

Clinical Depression – Central California TMS

Our vision is to continue being the premier center for brain modulation treatment in Fresno and to expand service access to the greater Fresno area and other Central Valley Communities.

Central CA TMS Center exists to educate the public about clinical depression being a treatable brain disorder, to provide a safe, effective, medication-free treatment alternative; and also to provide rapid, effective relief of debilitating symptoms and to restore patient reintegration to work and family.


Edgar Castillo-Armas, MD

Medical Director and TMS Expert

Medical Psychiatrist graduated from University of California SF and postgraduate degree in child and adolescent psychiatry from UCLA.  He graduated as a Physician and Surgeon at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.



Medical Director and TMS Expert

Medical Psychiatrist graduated from University of California SF and postgraduate degree in child and adolescent psychiatry from UCLA.  He graduated as a Physician and Surgeon at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

Michelle Mott

TMS Coordinator & Financial Specialist

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TMS Coordinator & Financial Specialist

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Here are some common questions about clinical depression and TMS

What is major depression?

Major depression is a serious medical illness that affects over 16 million people in the US alone. Depression can cause sadness and can alter the way the person acts and thinks. Women are more likely than men to suffer from depression. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide.

What are the symptoms of Depression?
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much
  • Irritability
  • Moving or talking slowly 
  • Feeling Restless
  • Little interest or pleasure in doing your usual activities 
  • Feeling depressed or hopeless
  • Hurting yourself in someway
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy or TMS is a novel alternative treatment for Major Depression utilizing magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain that controls mood.

How does TMS Therapy work?

TMS therapy uses targeted repetitive magnetic fields similar to what is used in a MRI or magnetic resonance imaging. While awake and alert, the patient receives magnetic pulses and those stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in Depression.

Is Trascranial Magnetic Stimulation covered by my insurance?

TMS therapy is covered by most insurances, including MediCare. Please contact our TMS Coordinator to obtain more information about your particular case and your particular insurance.

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30 River Park Place West Suite 310

Fresno, CA 93720


6av. 6-63 Zona 10, Edif. Sixtino I

Ciudad Guatemala

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