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Book Review - 3,000 Pulses Later

Book Title      3,000 Pulses Later   A Memoir of Surviving Depression Without Medication     Includes TMS Therapy Updates 

Book Author       Martha Rhodes  

Pub. Year      2013

Genre                 Memoir 

My Rating  5 stars 

Ease of Read   easy, but emotionally upsetting  

ISBN   978-0-9855339-4-6  

I was attracted to this book because… I have been a TMS patient for 2 years and have been treated for depression for almost 18 years.

This book was about Martha Rhodes’s open and honest experience with depression. She describes her struggle to find an alternative to medications that faked to work for her. She pursued TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - at the time it was the newest, safest, proven-effective alternative to ineffective drugs. This story shows how TMS has returned her to an even better place than where she started. This is an important message because TMS as commonly known treatment as it should be. 


Things I liked about this book It was encouraging to read of someone else’s journey. Especially someone who was successful in her family and career and seemed to have everything going for her, and yet. Even though many physical elements are different in our journeys, I was amazed at how how her mental beliefs and results were the same as mine. Even more encouraging was how her results resonated with mine. She has several years of treatment more than mine. Her story also help me to come with a better grip on my own situation. 


Why you should read this book If you are experiencing depression, or you are close to someone who is experiencing treatment for depression, please read this book. If you work in the mental health world, you should read this book. 

If you are interested in learning about more about alternative treatments for mental illness, I encourage you to read this book.     

This book lived up to the back cover copy The back of the book describes the book exactly and gives important information about Martha Rhodes. 


Martha Rhodes 

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