Depression is a serious mental disorder and affects nearly 16.2 million American adults each year. For those suffering from depression and their loved ones, finding relief is a top priority, and is possible at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry in Brandon, Florida. If you’ve tried multiple treatments but failed to achieve lasting relief, schedule a consultation at Brandon TMS and Psychiatry to explore transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and other therapies. You can book a visit online or by phone, so don’t delay.
Everyone experiences occasional bouts of sadness, which is part of the human condition. Depression is different in that it permeates multiple aspects of your life. Depression is a medical illness that not only affects the way you feel but also how you act.
Some of the symptoms of depression include:
If a combination of these symptoms persists for more than two weeks, you may have depression. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and you might experience only a couple or many of these changes.
Anyone can develop depression, but there are risk factors that can make you more likely to experience this mental disorder. Understanding your risk level can motivate you to remain on guard for symptoms and to take action to get help if needed.
Some of the risk factors for depression include:
A professional diagnosis from Brandon TMS and Psychiatry involves an evaluation of these and other risk factors, as well as a detailed discussion of your emotional health and recent changes in mood or behavior.
The next step involves creating a customized treatment plan that might include elements of traditional psychiatric care as well as innovative transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment for depression that uses carefully controlled magnetic fields to stimulate the nerve cells within your brain.
Advanced imaging technology has shown a distinct difference between healthy brains and those impaired with depression.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation seeks to improve depression by stimulating the nerve cells that facilitate mood control.
By encouraging more healthy activity in those areas of your brain, TMS is thought to improve brain function without relying on surgery or pharmaceutical intervention.
Some insurance plans cover TMS for treatment-resistant depression. To learn more about this treatment approach, insurance coverage, or other treatment options for depression, call or schedule an appointment online today with Brandon TMS and Psychiatry.