So when I met with Dr Packer for my intake, he mentioned he was involved in a study. They offered a nominal payment, free parking, and I figured I’d be a good candidate, so I volunteered. His assistant Jo called me and I set up appointments. Then I got bugged by the details and I was afraid of scaring myself away from TMS, so I opted out of it.
Email to Hope: March 31
So today I met with Dr, Packer, who is the psychiatrist. He took a brief history of my depression, assured that I have had non depressed times. He took a Hamilton depression inventory (apparently if I’m approved I’ll give myself a Beck weekly). He did mention only 50% of patients are helped.
I also volunteered for a study that measures brain plasticity.