The right kind of treatment

Lori Linton

Meet Lori Linton, a woman who has experienced a number of heartbreaking difficulties. She lost her spouse, was dealing with troubling family issues, and lived through several health problems, including a heart attack and Hodgkin lymphoma. Having gone through a lot mentally and emotionally, she also dealt with treatment resistant depression (TRD).

She tried a number of different medications to address her mental health, but little changed. And the negative side effects of the medication were taking a toll.

Last fall, Lori was referred to Parkwood Institute’s Mental Health Care Building. Through the new TRD assessment model, it was determined that she was the perfect candidate for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Lori began her treatments right away and within weeks she felt rejuvenated.

“By the third week, I felt great,” says Lori. “I could have finished then and I would have been happy. By the time the treatment was done, I was so much better. I felt as good as I did when I was younger.”

Having a comprehensive assessment and access to the right kind of treatment is what made all the difference for Lori. The cloud of depression she had been living with for years was lifted in just a few weeks.

Lori is the patient spokesperson for the 2020 Fall Dream Lottery Campaign. For ticket information and lottery details, visit www.dreamitwinit.ca.

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