Alternate Depression Treatment with TMS in Tampa

Alternative Depression Treatment with TMS

Alternative depression treatment with TMS (Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation) involves a non-invasive procedure that stimulates the brain
to help improve the mood of a patient.

Depression affects how a patient feels and can influence how they
act. Depression can be treated or controlled using antidepressant drugs.
Commonly a patient can be assisted through psychotherapy. Sometimes a
patient resists all treatments and remains depressed even after using
antidepressant drugs and psychotherapy. In this case, there is still
hope for the patient. TMS can be used to help the patient control their
depression symptoms.

TMS is not a surgical procedure. Instead, it uses an electromagnetic
coil. The coil is placed against the scalp of the patient, and it
releases magnetic pulses when turned on and off repeatedly. The magnetic
pulses are released to the brain to activate nerve cells on the part
that controls moods.

Each TMS session lasts between 30 and 40 minutes.

Benefits of alternative treatment with TMS

There are other alternative treatments to depression including
reflexology and acupuncture, among others. TMS or rTMS (Repetitive
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is becoming more popular because of
the following benefits:

  • It is non-invasive.

  • It has minimal side effects.

  • It helps patients who feel hopeless after using other treatments
    without success.

  • It helps patients in a considerably short period of 6 to 8

If you would like to try out TMS as an alternative depression
treatment, talk with us. We are a recognized TMS clinic. We help
patients get back to normal life faster.