Five Facts About Using TMS for Depression Treament

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on September 30th, 2013. Posted in Tms for depression, Tms los angeles, Tms therapy

Treatment resistant depression

Did you know that one-third of antidepressant patients fail to see their depression go into remission? Some cases are simply treatment resistant depression, which means the drugs simply will not work. In addition, many others suffer a string of unpleasant side effects of the drugs themselves including sedation, or the calming of mental excitement, sexual dysfunction and weight gain. When traditional antidepressants fail to work or produce too many unwanted side effects, there is an alternative: TMS, which is short for transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy.

TMS for depression is a non-invasive treatment procedure that seeks to produce more dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine inside the brain. It aims to accomplish this through administering a series of highly-concentrated magnetic fields