TMS Therapy for Depression – Could It Help You?

TMS Therapy for Depression – Could It Help You?

Author: GIA Miami
Published: August 30, 2020
Many people struggle with feeling down from time to time. For others, though, depression is an ongoing problem, one that is out of sync with the good things happening in your life. You feel you lack control over your feelings and are unable to see past what is happening to you. If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from a chemical imbalance that psychologists refer to as “major depressive disorder,” or simply, “depression.” Unlike much of the way it is often portrayed in films and on television, depression is a severe mental illness, and a person suffering from it cannot just “cheer up” or “snap out of it.” The good news is that there is excellent treatment available. TMS therapy for depression is one of the cutting-edge tools we are using at GIA Miami to help our clients. It can help you, too. If you are interested in learning more about the mental wellness and addiction therapies on offer at GIA Miami, reach out to us online today using our secure online contact form or call 833.713.0797.

What Is TMS Therapy for Depression?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is a treatment that is most often used to treat depression and anxiety. At GIA Miami, renowned neuroscientist Dr. Antonello Bonci and his team are also pioneering its use as a way of treating addiction. This type of treatment is a non-invasive brain stimulation method that is FDA-approved for depression, among other disorders. TMS therapy is well-respected for what it can do to help individuals battling depression get the results and the treatment they need. This type of therapy can be very effective in situations where a person has depression that is not improved with medication. It is also very safe and has a low rate of side effects.

How Does TMS Therapy Work?

It is a type of repetitive treatment, which means it is performed more than once over a fairly short period. In this procedure, an electromagnet is placed on a person’s head, on or near the forehead. Though you do not feel anything, small electromagnetic bursts are created using this system. These bursts stimulate the area of the brain that is responsible for controlling mood, addiction, and other functions. In this type of science, it is believed that these areas of the brain in people with depression are not as active as it should be. The treatment, then, helps to stimulate the underperforming area.

Why Use TMS for Depression?

There are many benefits to using TMS therapy for depression. Some of them include:
  • This therapy is non-invasive and painless
  • It can be done on a walk-in basis and as a part of your larger addiction treatment inpatient
  • TMS is ideal for people who have been on medication that hasn’t helped their depression
  • It has a low rate of side effects
  • It is considered a very safe and cost-effective method of treatment of complex disorders
  • TMS therapy is FDA-approved
There are many benefits to using TMS therapy for depression, but few clinics are using this particular treatment modality. Dr. Bonci and his team have pushed the use of TMS therapy in new directions, and Dr. Bonci himself is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the practice. At GIA Miami, we regularly offer this type of treatment alongside other evidence-based and holistic treatments to encourage long-term healing and recovery.

Explore Innovative Treatment Options at GIA Miami

There has never been a better time than right now to get help for your addiction and mental health needs. At GIA Miami, we are focused on providing you with the most innovative solutions to ensure the best treatment outcomes. Learn more about TMS therapy for depression and what we are doing to help our clients thrive at GIA. Contact GIA Miami at 833.713.0797 to learn more today.
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