Combat depression with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulation
What is depression?
We refer to depression as a mental illness when feelings of melancholy or sadness persist for more than two weeks, occurring almost all day and every day. Typically, patients experience profound feelings of sadness, melancholy, and a lack of interest in activities that usually bring pleasure.
If you have experienced these symptoms for more than two weeks, nearly every day, or most of the time, it is highly likely that you are suffering from depression:
Do depressive patients improve with transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has demonstrated its superiority in many cases compared to medication. In addition to being well-tolerated with few to no side effects, both the patient and their family often notice improvement after the first week of treatment.
Many times, patients who rely solely on medication experience improvement but not to a sufficient extent, making it advisable to explore all available methods to prevent chronic disability and the brain damage caused by depressive illness.
TMS is FDA-approved and internationally endorsed through research and application by top-tier academic institutions, hospitals, and leading treatment centers.
Comparison of TMS vs Other Antidepressant Treatments
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
54-64% of patients experience improvement.
80% experience improvement
Comparable to TMS.
Onset of Therapeutic Effect
Headache, dry mouth, dizziness, weakness, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, urinary retention, sexual disturbances, drowsiness, insomnia.
Transient dizziness and mild headache can be quickly relieved with oral analgesics.
Many side effects. Memory loss, which can sometimes be permanent. Seizures occur whenever it is applied. Requires general anesthesia, increasing risks. Typically, the patient needs to be hospitalized. Extremely costly.
Incidence of Adverse Effects
67% experience at least one major adverse effect, and up to 80% experience medication-induced sexual dysfunction.
Transient headache occurs in 10% of cases
Any side effect can appear in 100% of patients.
Ideal Candidates for TMS
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is effective in the following neuropsychiatric disorders: