Why Try TMS Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, or TMS Therapy, is a treatment commonly used for depression and other related ailments. This therapy uses magnets to stimulate certain areas of the brain in order to treat symptoms of depression. There are many reasons to consider this treatment.
Looking for Non-Invasive, Non-Medication Treatment
TMS therapy is a positive option because it is non-invasive. You don’t need to undergo surgery or any other kind of procedure. You simply wear a helmet and may experience slight pressure on the stimulation site. It is treated as an outpatient treatment and you can leave immediately after. In many cases, people may prefer to not rely on medication as a treatment for their depression. TMS is a great option in those cases because you don’t need to be taking any medication to prepare, recover, or benefit from TMS therapy.
Experiencing Negative Side Effects from Antidepressants
Many people will turn to TMS therapy because they are experiencing negative side effects of antidepressants. Some of these symptoms can include mild discomfort such as dry mouth, dizziness, or fatigue. However, some antidepressants can lead to insomnia, weight gain, nausea, and even anxiety. Turning to TMS therapy is a helpful way to treat your depression without all the side effects you experience from medication. With TMS, you may have minor side effects, such as a headache, but these side effects are mild and temporary.
Nothing Else is Helping
Depression really takes a toll on an individual and it can greatly affect their daily life. Seeking treatment is not only helpful, but necessary in most cases. There are many types of treatment available. Commonly, individuals with depression will be put on some type of antidepressant. There are also many types of therapy that patients will use. These therapies will help individuals talk through negative thought patterns, triggers, etc. Although there are many treatments, not every treatment will work for everyone. TMS may be an excellent option for you if nothing else you have tried is working. It can help provide you with the relief you have not been able to find elsewhere.
Helping you treat and handle your depression is an important step in caring for your mental health and helping you remove barriers in your daily life. As you look for ways to address your depression, you may want to consider TMS therapy. This therapy can help you overcome your depression and any obstacles that have prevented you from treating it previously.
If you are wondering if TMS is for you, take a self assessment.