Depression Doesn’t Have to Hold You Back
Living with clinical depression can be overwhelming and make getting through a normal day feel like a daunting task. This doesn’t have to be your reality! You deserve a happy, fulfilling life. The first step is asking for help and exploring treatment options for your depression. You don’t have to go through it alone.
Various treatment options exist for depression. If common methods like antidepressants, talk therapy, and exercise are not effective, consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS therapy is non-invasive and is FDA-approved for depression. When you’re ready to explore a better option for your depression, Oasis TMS is here to help.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms of Depression?
Depression is highly individualized, and there are various types of depression diagnoses. A depression diagnosis usually requires experiencing five or more common symptoms for two weeks or more:
- Prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
- Significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
- Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, or anxiety
- Pessimism, indifference
- Loss of energy, persistent lethargy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness
- Inability to concentrate, indecisiveness
- Inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
Will TMS Therapy Help My Depression?
Depression can have a debilitating impact on daily life, affecting relationships, work, and overall well-being. While some with depression find relief through lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, or medication, others continue to struggle to find peace of mind.
Unlike antidepressants, transcranial magentic stimulation (TMS) therapy does not alter the brain chemically. At Oasis TMS, we use an FDA-approved device to stimulate underactive nerve cells in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, revitalize areas of the brain responsible for mood control and improving central nervous system communication.
TMS trials have shown lasting, positive effects for treatment-resistant depression. At Oasis TMS, we aim to provide results-oriented relief from depression and other mood disorders.
How Is TMS Therapy Administered For Depression?
Oasis TMS provides convenient treatment locations in Kentucky and Indiana. Using the MagVenture system, we offer a 19-minute standard TMS protocol and a newer three-minute protocol called Theta Burst.
TMS therapy for depression is always non-systemic, meaning nothing enters the bloodstream. Unlike some more traditional treatment methods for depression, benefits include:
- No sedation (patient remains awake and alert during treatment)
- No drugs, unlike with medications, there are no side effects like weight gain, drowsiness, sleeplessness, stomach upset or sexual problems
With TMS therapy, no post-treatment recovery time is required and patients may return to daily routines immediately following a session. The amount of time required for a treatment is based on the frequency, intensity, and range of stimulation needed for a patient’s diagnosed condition.
A depression diagnosis does not define you and does not indicate weakness. Depression is a diagnosable medical condition that affects 17.3 million adults in America each year. There is help available for even the most resistant forms of depression.
If standard depression treatments haven’t worked for you, consider trying TMS. At Oasis TMS, we prioritize non-medicated, results-oriented relief from depression and other mood disorders. Call us at (888) 417-5973 to take the first step toward feeling better.