Alternate Depression Treatment with TMS in Santa Monica
Alternative Depression Treatment with TMS
Is TMS an alternate depression treatment? There are several potential
treatments for depression. Some include natural lifestyle changes while
others involve the use of medications. The treatments can be classified
as mainstream and alternative (complementary).
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a treatment that uses
magnetic fields to stimulate the brain. Depression symptoms are
controlled by the brain, and TMS seeks to stimulate the nerve cells that
are responsible for mood control.
What is an “alternative” treatment?
A treatment that is not listed in Western medical curriculums is
considered an alternate or complementary treatment.
Examples of alternate treatments for depression include hypnotherapy,
reflexology, acupuncture, and depression supplements.
TMS was considered an alternate treatment but is now gaining
popularity and has been approved by FDA.
How TMS works as an alternative treatment for
TMS is used to treat depression and anxiety in patients. In many
cases, it is used when a patient has resisted antidepressants as a form
of managing their depression. In TMS, magnetic fields are used to
stimulate the brain to control depression and anxiety.
TMS is administered in sessions with each session taking
approximately thirty to forty minutes.
TMS is also referred to as rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation) because the magnetic fields are repeatedly released to the
TMS is non-invasive. It is considered to be a safe treatment and
doesn’t have major side effects.
If you have been using antidepressants for a while and you are still
struggling with depression and anxiety, it may be time to consider an
alternative treatment for depression,
TMS. At our clinic, you can get help from our team of
experts. Schedule a consultation by calling us.