Treating Depression and OCD with rTMS
rTMS therapy may be a good alternative for people who want to reduce or completely eliminate their dependency on anti-depressant medication or for those who do not respond to medication at all with so-called "treatment-resistant" depression. However, for those who fear relapse, it is also safe for patients to continue using medications at their recommended dosage while undergoing treatment with rTMS.
rTMS, it is a treatment method that is well researched, with proven efficacy and positive outcomes. neuroCare has successfully applied this method since 2006 in patients with mild to severe depression and requires (on average) 20 sessions for positive and long-lasting effects.
What about antidepressants?
The prescription of anti-depressant medication has its place primarily in the short-term symptom management. Many patients and doctors understand that medication does not treat the causes of mental health issues and often comes with serious side-effects that may outweigh the benefits of any short-term symptomatic relief. Harnessing the brain's plasticity and retraining it with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is proven to relieve patients from the cause of their illness - long term.
neuroCare therapists are expertly trained to apply neuromodulation technologies in combination with CBT. Research has shown that our personalized rTMS protocols can be effective in up to 66% of patients suffering depression. Find out more by following the link below.
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 350 million people worldwide suffer depression, with families, society at large, and governments pressed to promote awareness for what can be a seriously debilitating and life-threatening mental illness.Fortunately, dialogues have been opening up on how we talk and think about depression. If you think you or a loved one suffers from depression, a great first step is to find out more and look at the treatment options that are available. It is important to be empowered with the right information and expert knowledge.