When depression seems to take over your life, you are not alone. TMS Therapy is an innovative non-pharmacological treatment for depression.
At Long Island Neurocare Therapy, we specialize in providing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy to treat depression. This breakthrough technology gives a safe and effective pathway without medication.
We recognize that although depression may be usual, it can be a life-threatening illness that demands proven methods to renovate the life of someone.
More than 16 million individuals in the U.S.A. suffer from depression, and more than four million are dissatisfied with their treatment with antidepressant medications.
The first step to receiving a suitable treatment for you is to see a physician or mental health specialist. Specific medicines and medical issues, including viruses or a thyroid condition, may cause the same symptoms as depression. A physician can rule out these possibilities through a physical exam, interview, and laboratory tests.
If the physician cannot find any medical conditions that may be causing the depression, the next step is a psychological evaluation. Finally, your physician may refer you to a mental health professional, who should discuss any family history of depression or other mental disorders and obtain a complete record of your symptoms.
The mental health professional should discuss with you when your symptoms began, how long you have been suffering from them, how severe they are, whether they have happened before, and, if that is the case, how doctors treated them.
Your mental health specialist may also ask if you use alcohol or drugs and if, at some point, you have thought about suicide or death.
Once the mental health professional diagnoses you with depression, your physician may treat you in several ways. The most frequent treatments are psychotherapy and medication.
In 2010, the American Psychiatric Association published revised practice guidelines for depression treatment. The new standard of care for individuals with treatment-resistant depression.
Fortunately, there is real hope for depression. For patients whose first-line antidepressant treatments have not benefited, this revolutionary depression treatment is available here at Long Island Neurocare Therapy. In addition, TMS Therapy provides a validated, drug-free depression treatment when initial antidepressant medicine fails.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is an advanced technique that uses pulsed magnetic technology, similar to the force magnet of MRI, to stimulate brain areas with low metabolic activity.
The procedure helps strengthen the brain’s natural ability to create or improve the function of networks that control mood and behavior, thereby alleviating depression.
When antidepressants are not working for you, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy can help. Some TMS Therapy benefits include:
The American Psychiatric Association recommends Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy when patients do not respond to antidepressants. Therefore, they should consider this TMS Therapy as the next treatment choice rather than changing to another antidepressant.
TMS Therapy is safe to use. It focuses on the areas of the brain that control mood, so it does not adversely affect thinking, memory, or any other normal brain function.
During your Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy, there is no need for anesthesia or sedation; you are aware, awake, alert, and able to resume normal activities after your therapy session.
Fortunately, TMS is a hundred percent free of pharmacological side effects. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications, TMS Therapy does not cause nausea, fatigue, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, or adverse cognitive effects.
Usually, patients only need one six-week treatment of forty-five minutes per day, unlike medications that may take months to stabilize mood. After a procedure of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy, most patients enjoy lasting benefits.
TMS Therapy is natural; it utilizes magnetic energy to boost brain cells, which assist them in naturally free chemicals required for adequate mood regulation.
Long Island Neurocare Therapy utilizes NeuroStar TMS Therapy technology to achieve remission for our patients not responding to pharmaceutical depression treatments. TMS Therapy may be the answer if you or someone you know is still suffering from clinical depression after multiple treatment attempts.
Treatment with TMS proves to be a great promise to the possibility of achieving remission in addition to a whole and complete life after its procedure.
At Long Island NeuroCare Therapy, your health and well-being are essential to our success. Contact us. We are here for you.