Many people come to us for TMS therapy because they cannot handle the side effects of depression medication. Those that suffer from moderate to severe depression might be familiar with the downside of anti-depressants. Common side effects individuals experience include nausea, dizziness, agitation, dry mouth, insomnia, fatigue, loss of sexual desire, and irritability. Even the United States Food and Drug Administration requires that depression medication include a warning label about increased suicide risks for children and young adults.
For those that have not found the right depression medication, it may now be time to try TMS therapy. TMS is FDA approved to be safe and effective. Most studies suggest that side effects associated with the treatment are minimal and short-lasting. Our office offers the best TMS Charleston SC has.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is known to be free of side effects that are commonly associated with specific MDD treatments. Over 1.5 million TMS treatments have been conducted in the United States. If you suffer from depression in Charleston SC, you should make us your first call.
In recent clinical trials, it was reported that less than 5% of those using TMS therapy had to stop because of adverse effects.
Other common side effects include:
- Eye pain
- Muscle twitch
- Facial pain
- Pain in the area of the applicator
In less than 1% of cases, patients suffer from seizures that are associated with TMS. In these cases, treatment is immediately stopped and recalibrated. The articles, “Evaluation of Outcomes with Citalopram for Depression Using Measurement-Based Care Implications for Clinical Practice” and “Acute and Longer-Term Outcomes in Depressed Outpatients Requiring One or Several Treatment Tteps,” separately document that patient that suffer seizures undergo no adverse effects on cognition. TMS therapy works for many people.
You should give our team a call today.