For people having little or no success in fighting depression with anti-depressants or psychotherapy, there is still hope with TMS Therapy. Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS for short) is a new medical procedure that essentially re-balances the brain with magnets.
TMS Therapy Procedure
TMS is an outpatient procedure. The patient sits in a chair with a device positioned on their head. There is no sedation and little to no side effects. It resembles something from an old science fiction movie. The machine makes funny tapping sounds that follow a monotonous pattern. It is not the same as Electroshock Therapy. TMS technology is more similar to the kind used with MRIs.
The magnetic energy field is applied to the part of the brain that regulates mood. Treatment is short, only 20 minutes or so. Initial therapy sessions lasts between four and five weeks, daily. Treatment will then taper back to twice a week, down after that to once a week.
Example of a TMS procedure
How Effective is TMS Therapy?
There is a high success rate for TMS. It is true some patients still need to take anti-depressants. By employing both however, patients with severe lows can stop experiencing them all together and find happiness in life again. TMS can provide relief from depression where anti-depressants can’t alone.
For more information about TMS therapy, call 1-844-533-0010