The CDC estimates one out of every six adults will have depression at some point in their lives. Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are the first-line treatments for depression, but those treatments don't always work for everyone.
TMS as a Solution
Dr. Cole offers a treatment called TMS - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulatio. The TMS therapy is used by Dr. Cole as an alternative or in combination with medication as a therapy.
Patients living with depression are finding newfound happiness and joy after several years of unsuccessful medications. The therapy includes taking underactive areas of the brain and using magnetic pulses to create electrical activity to stimiulate them.
The teatment is natural and patients do not undergo anesthesia. The sessions are typically less than 30 minutes and done daily for a period of time. The treatements don't impair work, driving or other aspects of the patients daily life.
Benefits of TMS
Unlike medications and other forms of depression treatment, TMS is not associated with the common side effects of weight gain, sexual problems, sleepiness or memory loss. TMS therapy is ideal because it has none of the side effects of tradition medications. Since TMS is also a noninvasive procedure, it does not involve surgery or sedation of any kind that are required in other depression treatments such as deep brain stimulation.
Although TMS was originally used in the treatment of depression, there is evidence that this procedure can be effective in the treatment of a wide range of different brain disorders, including Tinnitus, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Cognitive Impairments.
An Effective Treatment
The effectiveness of TMS has increased significantly in the past several years as newer treatment parameters have been discovered as well as more precise treatment locations. There are numerous studies that show the effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy not only during the 4-8 week treatment phase but also having these improvements persist into the long term. TMS therapy has shown to be very effective even for people whose previous attempts to treat their depression by traditional means such as medications and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
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