When I met Dr. Hayden, I felt like I was pushing around a metaphorical grocery cart full of fragments, shards, and pieces of myself. Everything was stuffed randomly in bags and boxes. There was never any reason to talk about this scattered mess of components, because how could any good be found in such chaos?
During TMS treatment, I felt like these fragments began to coalesce into whole pieces of me that I thought were lost. Things that had been lost for years returned to me: my creativity, the light I carry for helping people, my intellectual curiosity. Instead of waiting for each day to be over, I found myself singing my toddler to sleep with all the love and peace I deserve.
Following TMS, I find myself no longer standing on the shore watching the ocean and the horizon line. Now, I have access to the space in the sky above the land and sea. No longer am I a sleepy and lonely observer. Finally, I am a part of the world around me in all dimensions.
Dr. Hayden has curated a careful collection of support staff. I cannot give a higher complement to his whole practice, from scheduling, to prescription management, to TMS therapy; all personnel are intent on their patient and are carefully attuned to their emotional needs as these needs evolve over the course of treatment. There was never a doubt in my mind that my health and well-being were the top priority. Dr. Hayden’s success is rooted in his intense curiosity and can also be attributed to his adaptability and agile consideration when off-normal circumstances are presented.
For anyone considering TMS therapy, I highly recommend it. I only wish I had found this practice much sooner and gotten more of my life back!
I will try to keep this short but there is so much I would like to say to sing the praises of Dr.Hayden and his staff. Never have I experienced such caring and compassion in a healthcare environment not to mention the expertise in their field of study. Thank you Dr.Hayden for accepting me as a patient. TMS saved my life!
I had lost my wife, my parents, and most recently my son. I was on the verge of suicide but was convinced to try TMS. While there is still grief (and always will be) the depth of hopelessness and anxiety have receded so that I can work and even enjoy some aspects of life. The people at the TMS clinic were very sympathetic and helpful. For both the staff and Dr. Haden himself, it is not about money. They are all about helping people.
“Despite years of taking countless meds, my quality of life had become unbearable. I stopped living. Lucky for me, Dr Hayden and Associates was on a short list of recommended doctors. Even though my insurance wasn’t accepted, I decided to go with him anyway because his ratings were so good. Life becomes priceless if you don’t have one.
Based on my long history of failed meds, TMS was suggested. I was very skeptical but opted to try it. It was a little bumpy tailoring my treatment because I was an unusual case, but Dr Hayden and his nurses were all there for me every step of the way. Even checking on me when I was at home, including weekends. I was in the middle of my second round of treatments when I started noticing a difference. It wasn’t something that happened slowly; it was a sudden, dramatic change. One day I was existing, then the next day I was living. I didn’t think the change would last. I thought it was a fluke, especially since I was now on only one medication versus four, and that one med was a quarter of the dose I had been placed on by the VA. The change has lasted. TMS works, folks! I’m living proof.
I cannot recommend Dr Hayden, Dr Caires, Cindy and Beth enough. Together they make an unbeatable team who went above and beyond to give me my life back. I’ll never be able to thank them enough.”
“Whenever Dr. Hayden discussed TMS treatment for depression I was reluctant to try it. After researching TMS treatment I found that the % of TMS patients recovering from depression was incredibly high compared to treatment with meds – just as Dr H. told me. The fact that there were no side effects associated with TMS treatment coupled with meds I had tried weren’t working for me convinced me to start TMS treatment. Also, my wife said “it will be worth it if it works”, so I started the treatments in Dec. After a few treatments I started noticing a difference. When all treatments were complete, my depression had virtually disappeared. I could see the good things in life again. There have been challenges whenever stressors come into my life – but now I’m able to handle the negative, hopeless feeling that depression would bring before TMS treatments. I thank God for this wonderful treatment that takes away depression. Thank you Dr. Hayden, for bringing TMS to Huntsville, AL.”
“After the persistent urging of my psychiatrist and my wife, I agreed to TMS. They both knew it was a last resort for me. According to my psychiatrist, TMS was not invasive and there would be no side effects or hospital stay.
Going into TMS treatment in 2011, I had no confidence or hope that it would help because nothing had worked for the long term. Not only did TMS work, but my life is better now than it has been in decades. I am still on a mood stabilizer and an antidepressant, but I am stable, sociable, interested in life again, and have hope for the future. I delight in my family, friends, and every day is a blessing rather than something to be endured.
Since my depression has lifted, I find myself more willing to share my experience with depression because I want others who are in that dark place to have hope.”
“I suffered with depression and anxiety for most of my life (I am 63 years old). I have been on most of the anti-depressants on the market and none of them worked for me. I honestly did not know how I was going to continue with my life until my family doctor recommended TMS and Dr. Hayden. I started treatments in June of last year and felt improvement by the middle of treatments. I am a totally different person now. No more depression or anxiety. TMS has truly saved my life.”
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