Seeking Clinical Help For Depression – TMS Therapy
Depression is a mood disorder that results in persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in life. It is a mental illness that negatively impacts how you think, how you feel, and how you act. Ranging from a mild to a severe form, clinical depression is the form that usually draws medical attention, affecting people from all age groups. Being a psychological condition that affects individuals all over the world, it is likely to persist without appropriate medical intervention.
Depression results in a troubled state of mind, rendering you incapable of carrying out your day-to-day activities. Necessitating an appropriate course of treatment, clinic depression is diagnosed through the following symptoms:
- Sleep disturbances, hypersomnia or insomnia
- A consistent feeling of fearfulness, hopelessness, and sadness
- A general sense of irritability, frustration and angry outbursts
- Loss of interest in normal activities, e.g., hobbies, sex or playing sports
- A sense of tiredness or lack of energy
- Weight loss due to reduced appetite or weight gain due to increased food cravings
- Unexplained physical issues, e.g., headaches
- Frequent thoughts of suicide attempts or death
- Slow thought process or slowed body movements
- Trouble making decisions or remembering things
- A sense of restlessness and agitation
Starting out gradually, these symptoms eventually become severe and noticeable enough to affect your quality of life and relationships. However, seeking depression treatment is a necessary route to take, if you find yourself struggling with the mentioned symptoms. Seeking TMS therapy for depression at Duluth TMS, won’t only give you an appropriate treatment plan, but will also prevent the side effects of medication.
Treatment Plans for Depression
A treatment plan contains your personal information, a diagnosis of your condition, and a general outline of the treatment prescribed. There are a variety of options available for treating your symptoms, which include acquiring TMS treatments
Depression is a condition in which the level of serotonin within your brain decreases or experiences an imbalance. Through opting for SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), you choose a treatment plan that works to block the reabsorption of serotonin into your neurons. That said, this treatment has side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, or insomnia.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
CBT is a type of psychotherapy where the therapist modifies your chain of thought. In doing so, they work on shifting your negative moods and behavior to more positive and happier notes. Replacing distorted thoughts with reality, this therapy works on specifically targeting your actions. This process is, however, long overdrawn and demands active participation from your end. Hence, despite undergoing therapy with the help of the therapist, eventually, only you hold power to alter your thought process.
TMS Therapy For Depression
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment that uses recurring magnetic energy pulses at specific brain regions that are responsible for mood control. Passing painlessly through the skull, these magnetic pulses stimulate brain cells and improve communication between the different regions of your brain. This stimulation has a lasting effect on the functions of your brain, leading you to experience relief from depression symptoms and a boost in your mood.
Duluth TMS promises a TMS therapy fine-tuned to your needs. Through making you undergo a diagnostic assessment to determine whether you fit the criteria for a TMS treatment. And through mapping your brain, for determining proper location, we provide a patient-centric depression treatment plan. Helping you recover and restore your quality of life, we empower you to feel mentally better. Being one of the best therapy providers for depression. You’ll be able to witness results within weeks of starting your treatment.