Depression is a very common condition, but that doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly.
All too often, when a patient goes to their doctor, worried that they might be suffering from this sometimes debilitating condition, they’re prescribed antidepressants.
Now, such medications may work very well for some people, and they often do, but they don’t work for everyone. So, what do you do if you’re one of the people who antidepressants don’t help? How do you cope? Do you carry on and hope for the best? Go without? See what happens?
No. You do none of the above under any circumstances.
You seek help and ask for alternative treatments.
Here at Trifecta Health, we’re all too aware that antidepressants aren’t a one-size fits all answer to depression. It might also be that the medication helps your depression symptoms, but gives you side effects which drastically reduce your quality of life. Some people find that antidepressants can cause them to put on weight, make them feel sedated or unaware of what is going on around them, or can cause problems with their libido. Of course, the ironic thing is that dealing with these side effects may trigger a relapse of the depression that the medication was trying to deal with in the first place.
There is Another Option
Antidepressants aren’t the start and end when it comes to depression treatment, and there are other routes you can look to go down. One of them is a treatment we offer to our NYC patients here at Trifecta Health, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS therapy as it is often known.
TMS therapy is a non-invasive treatment which has been found to be highly effective for those who find no relief from antidepressants, or find that the side effects are too great. This theory can either alleviate the side effects, or can replace the antidepressants for that person completely. It’s a personal deal, and your highly qualified clinician will help you to understand what is best for you, drawing up a personalized plan of treatment.
We have been treating our patients with TMS therapy for many years now, since 2010, and we consider ourselves experts in the field.
During a treatment, you simply sit and relax whilst the clinician works their magic. They do this by using a magnetic coil, which is placed against the side of the head. This device emits electrical current which penetrate into the brain. This helps to waken the brain cells that are responsible for releasing feel-good neurotransmitters, altering mood and brain chemistry which is thought to be mainly responsible for the development of depression.
You do not have to live with the difficult side effects of antidepressants if you find you can’t handle them. You certainly do not have to live with untreated depression at all. It’s a far better option to speak to those in the know, and that means that we’re waiting for your cal.
Why not start this brand new year in a positive way, keen to make the changes that will lead to your future happiness?