Is TMS the right treatment for my depression?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy

Is TMS the right treatment for my depression? How do I know which depression treatment I should choose to help me with my symptoms? Why should I choose TMS?

Where do I start?

Depressive disorders can appear at any stage during life’s journey. The signs of depression can vary from person to person and maybe emotional, cognitive, behavioural and/or physical in nature. The best way to treat depression is to seek help from a mental health professional as early as possible. That way you can find the best treatment to manage your depression. Also due to advancements in medicine and psychiatry today, there are a range of treatment options available. A list of some of these treatments can be found by clicking this link DEPRESSION TREATMENT

TMS – treatment

If you have failed to respond to anti-depressant medications or you find that their side effects are difficult to manage, you shouldn’t lose hope. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a treatment option worthwhile exploring. It is a non-invasive, medicine-free procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells. The treatment is generally very well tolerated and relatively painless. There are many many benefits associated with TMS therapy and few side effects. We strongly encourage you to research all of your options.

Any type of depression treatment aims to minimise the symptoms of depression but we know that not all treatments work for everyone. It is almost impossible to determine why this is the case but it is important to keep searching for the treatment that you respond to.

Symptoms of depression

Symptoms do indeed range for everyone and it is important to seek a diagnosis from a mental health professional. It is also important to tune into your symptoms. For example emotional changes include feelings of unhappiness, emptiness, worthlessness and guilt. Cognitive changes include difficulty concentrating, self-blame and negative thoughts. Behavioural changes may include self-harm, avoidance from family and friends, withdrawn behaviour, poor attention to personal hygiene and appearance etc. There may also be physical changes as a result in change of appetite or restlessness and not being able to sleep well.

Finding the right treatment for you will hopefully alleviate the symptoms associated with depression and get you on track to feeling yourself again.

If you would like to find out if TMS is the right treatment for your depression, please contact us on 1300 177 144