Comparing Side Effects of Different Treatments

December 11, 2018

Over 14 million American adults suffer from depression. However, only a fraction of this figure seek help.

Unfortunately, not everyone who seek treatment had experienced significant improvement in their condition. About 30 percent who tried the traditional treatment route had unsatisfactory results.

TMS as an alternative treatment

The good thing is, there are now alternative treatment methods that can help provide relief from the debilitating effects of mental health conditions like depression.

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy is one of those alternatives.

It’s a non-invasive and FDA-approved treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. It uses a device to deliver pulsating and localized magnetic fields, causing an activation of a subset of nerve cells.

A lot of patients who have tried the TMS therapy can attest to its effectiveness.

Why people love the TMS therapy as an alternative?

Compared to the traditional treatment methods, TMS therapy doesn’t cause undesirable side effects. Unlike antidepressants, TMS therapy doesn’t lead to systemic effects like gastrointestinal upset, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain. These are the most common complaints of people who are put under pharmacotherapy.

In several studies, it has been shown that TMS therapy work really well with patients who were unsuccessful with the traditional treatment methods or couldn’t tolerate the side effects of pharmacologic therapy. If this is your case, we can help.