So often, individuals seeking help for depression assumed that a doctor would simply prescribe some medication, and, just like that, they would feel better. The disappointing reality, however, is that a large percentage of people that trial antidepressants do not experience successful results. Even trialing several antidepressants may not yield any significant improvement in symptoms. And if that isn’t frustrating enough, while trialing the drugs many experience unpleasant side effects (weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, insomnia, blurred vision).
These treatment-resistant patients have an excellent alternative depression treatment to antidepressants: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). TMS is a safe and effective technique that uses magnetic fields to shift brain chemistry in the mood center of the brain. The brain stimulation technique can result in improved mood, better sleep quality, more energy, and better concentration.