TMS Therapy (transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a fantastic depression treatment for those that did not get better from traditional depression treatments. The procedure is non-invasive, and it is FDA approved as safe for an adult.
During the process, magnetic fields stimulate sections of the brain that are linked with depression. TMS works best for those that have previously attempted other depression treatment methods but have found little to no relief. TMS therapy is FDA approved as safe and effective for adults, but that does not mean that it is without its risks. We have depression therapy centers in Columbus, OH, and we even work with those suffering from postpartum depression.
Risks are minimal because surgery or implanting electrodes is not necessary. Unlike electroconvulsive therapy, known as ECT, TMS does not cause patients to have seizures or requires anesthesia for sedation.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is considered by many to be well-tolerated and safe. It can cause side effects, but usually, those side effects are minimal. Some common side effects of TMS are,
Tingling or twitching facial muscles
Patients claim that side effects are felt during the procedure and directly after. After an hour or so, symptoms will begin to dissipate. Patients also claim that as they continue TMS side effect symptoms get reduces. TMS is administered by a trained technician that can alter treatments to reduce the occurrence of side effects. It is also recommended that patients take over-the-counter pain medication before procedures.
Before going for this depression treatment, individuals must have a physical exam and a psychiatric evaluation. Going through these steps ensures that you will be a strong candidate for transcranial magnetic stimulation. For more information on depression therapy in Columbus, and Grandview OH, let us be your first call.