There’s no single approach to treating depression that works for everyone. A combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy brings the best results for most patients, but it can take time to get the balance right. There are also newer treatments such as ketamine therapy that show promising results for people with major depression.
If you have depression that isn’t responding to treatment, or you’d prefer not to take medications, you have another option available at Brain Health Center. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe, noninvasive, drug-free treatment that has FDA approval for treating major depressive disorder and treatment-resistant depression.
TMS therapy involves regular sessions with Dr. Bishop and his team, during which the carefully calibrated magnetic pulses are focused on specific regions of your brain to improve distressing symptoms. These pulses stimulate the areas in the brain that don’t fire normally in people with depression, anxiety, and other conditions to boost the levels of feel-good substances like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
If you’re looking for a way out of your depression, call Brain Health Center today, or book an appointment online.