How can therapy help you cope with depression?
Depression is a serious mental health disorder, with more than 264 million people affected worldwide. It mainly disturbs the way you think, feel, interact with people, and handle daily life. Almost everyone goes through some bad stages in their life, most of it turning into severe depression without one’s knowledge. Anyone can be affected by depression, and it can happen irrespective of age. Often people suffering from depression stay away from their loved ones or away from society, which can delay helping them get proper treatment.
The early stages of depression symptoms may be improved by talk therapy or counseling. When proper help or treatment is not given, the situation may become worse. Depression which lasts for 2 weeks or more needs special attention and proper treatment.
How good are the treatment methods?
The positive aspect of depression is that it is treatable. Studies and surveys show that a good amount of people suffering from depression respond positively to various treatment methods. The main reason behind this is that, as days pass by, there is an improvement in treatment methods, be it medications or psychotherapy, or the combination of both. The first step to improving this condition is to find a good therapist to work with and find the underlying causes of depression. In a few cases medications are prescribed as a part of the treatment. However antidepressants come along with a number of side effects such as sexual dysfunction, drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, dry mouth, to name a few. Patients who do not see a positive effect on their mental health after taking antidepressants might be a good candidate for undergoing TMS therapy. Please discuss with your doctor if you would like to opt for TMS therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy:
CBT is done during the stages of counselling which focuses mainly on present thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they are affecting the patient’s current life. Using CBT, the counsellor can improve the way you think, removing most of the negative elements. This involves the patient taking an active role during the sessions. The drawback of this treatment is that it is a short-term therapy which works only on mild to moderate cases of depression which may not require long-term treatment.
What is TMS therapy?
TMS therapy is a type of brain stimulation therapy that is safe, FDA-approved and well-tolerated method of treatment. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells. This method is mainly used to treat depression. One of the best parts about TMS therapy is that it has only minimal side effects such as mild headaches which go away after the initial stages of treatment. TMS therapy does not use anaesthesia, so the patient can carry on with his/her daily activities. There is no need for anyone to accompany you and you’re free to resume your daily activities or go back to work after the session.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy has been approved by the FDA. A standard TMS therapy takes around 4 to 6 weeks of time, around 30-40 minutes treatment per session, which will be completely monitored by the physician.TMS therapy helps patients suffering from depression in a very positive manner. Delayed treatment for depression only increases its severity. Do not wait until it's too late. Right method of treatment is what you require. Contact us to know more about TMS therapy. You may also book an appointment with our doctor to explore more about this treatment.