Why TMS Therapy Is a Good Option for People With Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you’ve more than likely tried antidepressant medications to try and relieve your symptoms. Finding the right treatment is a trial-and-error process that involves patience until you find the medication that works for you. Sometimes, people with depression don’t see results, even after trying two or more medications. In this case, your doctor may tell you that you have treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

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Omar Haque
TMS Therapy, Medication, and Talk Therapy: What Are the Pros and Cons of Each Treatment?

Depression is a serious condition that can have a marked effect on a person’s mood, personality, self-image, and relationships with others. If you’re struggling with depression, it’s important to remember that not every treatment available will be effective for all patients, and you may need to try a few different kinds before you find the right therapy (or combination of therapies) for you.
Antidepressant medication and talk therapy are both well-studied treatment options that are considered highly effective, so most people who have been treated for depression are familiar with them. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a newer advancement that’s less common, but has also been proven effective for the treatment of depression. Below, we’ll compare information about some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Omar Haque
Why Does Depression Physically Hurt?

Depression doesn’t just put a strain on your emotions and mind, it can also strain your body and cause you pain. Some of the common physical symptoms include bodily or somatic pain, sleep loss, joint pain, and stomach pain.

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Omar Haque