Any article or blog post you read on depression gives you a list of symptoms, possible causes or risk factors, and potential treatments and medications for this burdensome disorder. Each does their best to lay out the facts and organize what they do know into a piece of material that can help you identify your pain, feel less alone, and find a way or two to cope.
The problem is depression impacts everyone differently, which means that finding a solution is no one-size-fits-all matter.
We understand that medication and therapy don’t provide relief for everyone. For some, side effects like weight gain, diabetes, hair loss, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction aren’t worth it. Sometimes medication side effects make things worse for you than when you started, just in different ways.
So, where can you turn when medications and therapy don’t work or cause unwanted side effects? The answer could be in second-line treatments like TMS Therapy or IV Ketamine.
Second-Line Treatments for Mental Wellness
The first line of treatment for patients with depression or anxiety usually consists of psychotherapy and/or medication. But, for the one-third of patients who are failed by traditional protocol, there’s hope in advanced treatments. TMS Therapy and IV Ketamine can help break through complex cases of depression and restore a patient’s wellness.
What is TMS Therapy?
TMS effectively treats a variety of illnesses ranging from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, and anxiety but many of the studies focus on depression. It uses a magnetic field that is aimed precisely to stimulate specific nerve cells in the brain. Since it affects only those cells, it does not cause troublesome side effects. During a TMS session, patents are wide awake, alert and comfortable in an outpatient setting. This is particularly important for victims of trauma. You do not have to alter your daily activities before or after a treatment session.
How Ketamine Infusions Help Treat Major Depressive Disorder?
Another effective therapy for treating difficult cases of depression is IV Ketamine. Ketamine can provide rapid relief of symptoms that work to lift the heavy veil of depression within hours or days instead of months as is the case with antidepressants. Ketamine is truly a game-changer! Not only can Ketamine Infusions help with Depression, but also Suicidal Thoughts, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Pain. Remarkably, 60-70% of patients with treatment-resistant depression respond to Ketamine.
Personalized Care at TMS Hope Center
Our compassionate team is here to walk with you on your journey to mental wellness. At TMS Hope Center, our entire practice is dedicated to helping anyone who and needs to find another way through. We will not just nod our heads and ask you how you feel or send you home to suffer from your symptoms.
If you are struggling with depression and haven’t yet found your solution, you will find personalized care here. We know that every day you are fighting, and that inspires us to push harder to think outside the box through innovation and compassion to develop a treatment plan that works for YOU! Contact our office today.