General Psychiatry

General Psychiatry and TMS

Think you know antidepressants? The Side Effects that will surprise you!

Think you know antidepressants? The Side Effects that will surprise you! 860 850 Neuralia TMS

We have all heard of the remarkable recoveries and in some cases life-changing effects that antidepressant medication can have, but we rarely discuss the side effects of antidepressants. This conversation is crucial to have as some effects may not be known or discussed openly, you should discuss any concerns with your healthcare professional or you can discuss any queries at your next appointment with Dr Shanek Wick and our team at Neuralia TMS.

It is important to note that there are pros and cons to most treatments, including TMS treatment. Read more about the pros and cons of TMS treatment.

1. Weight Gain and/or Loss: It’s perhaps one of the most talked-about side effects of most prescribed antidepressants. While the science behind why this happens isn’t completely understood or known yet, many individuals have reported notable changes in their weight after starting antidepressants. In some cases, people experience weight loss, which can be a concern if unintended, and either outcome is best to be discussed with your healthcare professional.

2. Erectile Dysfunction and Other Sexual Side Effects: Here’s a tough one to discuss, but it’s important to be made aware of. Men, in particular, might experience erectile dysfunction, which can be both frustrating and concerning. But it’s not just men; many people taking antidepressants find that their sexual drive takes a backseat. It’s essential to talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing these challenges; they’re there to help you through this journey.

3. Blood Pressure and Irregular Heartbeat: Not as common, but equally significant, some individuals have reported elevated blood pressure or even an irregular heartbeat after starting on the new medication. If you’ve been feeling like your heart’s playing a different drum, or you’ve got that pressured feeling, it might be time to have a chat with your healthcare professional as promptly as possible.

4. Flu-like Symptoms and Stomach Pains: Now, this one can be tricky. Sometimes, after starting an antidepressant, you might feel like you’ve caught a mild flu or that stomach bug that’s been going around. Flu-like symptoms and stomach pains are known but less common side effects. Always listen to your body and if something feels off or it is lingering longer than the general cold would, it’s worth checking it out with your GP.

5. Breastfeeding Mother’s: This is sometimes something new mothers don’t consider or mention, but it is crucial to be informed. Some antidepressants can affect a mother’s breast milk, if you are currently breastfeeding or planning to, you must discuss your options with your GP or Dr Shanek Wick at your next appointment.

6. Vivid Dreams: Vivid dreams can be an unexpected but very real side effect of some antidepressant medication. While many find this intriguing, for others, it can be a bit unsettling.

7. Withdrawal Effects: If you are thinking of stopping, changing or altering your medication dosage, be wary of potential withdrawal effects. You can discuss ceasing or altering your medication with Dr Shanek Wick, our team here at Neuralia TMS, or your healthcare professional. Upon ceasing medication, some can experience a range of effects from mild irritability to more severe symptoms.

Antidepressant medication can provide life-changing benefits, but it is important to keep up to date about the potential side effects they may cause. If you have trialled antidepressants and found it to be unsuccessful, you may wish to consider TMS Treatment.

Find out if TMS Treatment is suited to your mental health journey.

Overcoming Stigma: Perth Psychiatrist, Dr Wick weighs in on TMS as your Mental Health Treatment

Overcoming Stigma: Perth Psychiatrist, Dr Wick weighs in on TMS as your Mental Health Treatment 944 944 Neuralia TMS

Mental Health can be a daunting experience that can interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to manage it, and TMS treatment is one of the most effective. Perth Psychiatrist, Dr Shanek Wick and the team at Neuralia TMS, Palmyra recommends discussing TMS treatment with your GP as an option for managing Mental Health. Find out more information about how TMS works.

The fact that TMS treatment is non-invasive—that is, it doesn’t require any surgery or medication—is one of its main advantages. For those who are unable to take medication owing to side effects or other health issues, this makes it a safe and viable alternative. The majority of patients simply experience a slight tapping sensation on their scalp during TMS therapy, which is also completely painless.

The fact that TMS treatment is very individualised is another advantage. Based on your particular requirements and symptoms, Perth psychiatrist Dr. Shanek Wick will work with you and your treatment plan. The standard course of treatment entails daily sessions for a few weeks, but the frequency and duration of treatment may change based on your particular situation.

If you’re considering TMS treatment for your mental health, it’s essential to work with a qualified and an experienced Perth Psychiatrist who specialises in the TMS treatment option. Your GP can assist you in deciding whether TMS is the best option for you and recommend you to a psychiatrist who will create a specialised treatment plan that takes into account your unique needs.

Find out if you are a good candidate for TMS Treatment.

In conclusion, TMS treatment is a safe and effective option for managing mental health. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD or PTSD and are looking for a non-invasive treatment option, TMS may be worth considering. Talk to our team at Neuralia TMS about whether TMS is the right choice for you, and take the first step towards regaining control over your mental health.

Are we able to treat General Anxiety with TMS?

Are we able to treat General Anxiety with TMS? 2048 1150 Neuralia TMS

Anxiety and depression leave you worried, tense, drained and demotivated. Both conditions have many things in common. If you’re going through one condition, more likely you may have symptoms of the other. 

TMS therapy is a saviour for depression patients. But the question is 

Can TMS therapy help general anxiety?

Yes, TMS therapy can help you get out of anxiety. However, it is not an approved treatment for anxiety disorder. It explicitly targets depression. However, when you use it to treat depression, you may notice an improvement in your anxiety symptoms. The more effective treatment options for anxiety disorder are talk therapy and medication. 

TMS does have specific protocols for Anxiety Disorders such as PTSD and OCD.

Indeed, it’s challenging to treat anxiety and depression at the same time. But you must keep trying. Once you know how both these mental health conditions are related, you can find the best treatment option for you. 

How Depression and Anxiety Are Connected? 

Researchers have presented various theories to explain how Anxiety and Depression are connected. Below are some findings

Most of the time, anxiety and depression occur together. According to researchers, 60% of people with depression have anxiety symptoms. The same is true for people with an anxiety disorder to have anxiety. It indicates that one of the disorders will be dominant. The other will appear as a recessive disorder and show some of its symptoms. 

At the same time, the overall health effects of the dominant disorder will increase. You may have to struggle more to be active in your daily life.

Treat Depression with TMS, Help Your Anxiety 

Anxiety and depression have many emotional and physical symptoms in common. Some symptoms may aggravate other issues. For instance, poor appetite leads to fatigue, and poor sleeping habits lead to irritability. 

You will feel much better once one or two symptoms are improved. Improvement in depression symptoms will make you visionary. You will feel a positive energy. 

You can treat anxiety when you work to improve the following symptoms: 

  • Sleeping habits such as not enough sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue or muscle aches
  • Change in eating patterns 
  • Irritability 
  • Difficulty in concentrating 

Don’t Ignore Anxiety and Keep seeking treatment!

Treatment of one condition doesn’t mean you will get rid of the other condition. Indeed, depression treatment helps you with some of the anxiety symptoms. But, it’s not enough to treat anxiety. Instead, talk therapy or medication works wonder for anxiety. So, you must go with these options even if you feel better after getting TMS depression treatment

Final Thoughts..!!!

Depression and anxiety leave you overwhelmed. It’s time taking to figure out the right treatment option. But once you find the one that works for both conditions, you will return to life. You will feel a positive energy. So, stay encouraged and keep trying to find the best treatment option for both conditions. 

Learn about how TMS works from a scientific perspective

Neuralia TMS are the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) specialists in Perth, WA. TMS is non-invasive treatment for depression and several other conditions.

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