Many antidepressant side effects are so disruptive to everyday life that some patients will choose to stop taking them. Failure to take depression medications is a factor in treatment-resistant depression. TMS therapy, sometimes called magnetic therapy, offers a non-invasive answer to the question of “how to treat depression without medication?”
How Does TMS Work?
TMS therapy is a non-invasive, easily-tolerated treatment for severe or treatment-resistant depression that is less disruptive to the lives of patients and their families and more appropriate than other therapies. If you’ve ever wondered how to get out of depression without meds, TMS could be an answer
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is often referred to as “magnetic therapy” or magnetic treatment for depression. The proper medical terminology is “magnetic stimulation” due to the use of magnetic pulses to transform the neural networks of the brain.take a depression quiz
A different method familiar to many is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Commonly referred to as
electroshock therapy or electric shock therapy, ECT treatment has been available for about 70 years. ECT treatment uses electric shocks to trigger seizures in an attempt
to change structural components of neural activity. ECT treatment can cause memory loss and disorientation, along with a host of other severe side effects.
TMS Is Very Different From ECT
Active Recovery administers deep transcranial magnetic therapy (dTMS) at their facilities. Deep TMS is a newer version of the technology used in rTMS, or repetitive TMS, which uses a different kind of coil to create the magnetic field. Magnetic pulses travel more deeply with deep TMS, allowing the procedure to stimulate more parts of the brain. A session of rTMS therapy takes about 40 minutes, while deep TMS requires about 20 minutes.Book consultation