Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which is more commonly called TMS therapy, is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes magnetic fields that stimulate areas of the brain that are associated with controlling mood and behavior. There is no single cause of depression, but many doctors claim that mood and behavior centers of the brain are less active when a person feels depressed. TMS is a depression therapy designed to reactivate those areas.
TMS therapy is not the first line of defense against depression. In fact, TMS is only for those that have already met two specific requirements:
- Must be diagnosed with depression from a medical professional
- Must have tried therapy and/or depression medication
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is only administered to those that tried traditional treatments but found little to no relief. In some cases, TMS is used in conjunction with other depression treatments.
If you have suffered from depression, and you have little relief from it, you may be under the impression that there is nothing else you can do. According to the Mayo Clinic and many other doctors, depression is a condition that is treatable. TMS therapy is a ray of hope for those that feel hopeless. To find out if you are a strong candidate for TMS in Charleston, SC, you should not wait to give our office a call.
The risks associated with this treatment are minimal. Of course, there are side effects and discomfort, but those are minimal when compared to symptoms of some depression medications and the side effects of electroshock therapy. If you live in Charleston with depression, call our office to find out how we can help you.
Depression can be defeated with time and commitment.