When you’re struggling with depression, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But now more than ever, there is one. If you have tried two or more antidepressants with no relief of your symptoms or uncomfortable side effects on top of your usual symptoms, then consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
TMS was FDA-approved in 2008 as a safe, non-invasive, non-medication treatment for clinical depression. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate the specific part of the brain known to control mood. It has extremely limited side effects, especially when compared to traditional medications and antidepressants.
Since its FDA approval as a depression treatment, further studies have shown that it has the potential to treat a wide range of conditions, many of which can be debilitating. Although TMS is used primarily to treat treatment-resistant depression, it can potentially help with anxiety, adult autism, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, certain types of chronic pain, memory disorders, migraines, mild cognitive impairment, mild dementia, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, and smoking cessation.
At Mindful Health Solutions, we are at the forefront of TMS research, and we share our expert knowledge on the benefits of TMS in our blog posts.
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