Finding the best treatment for you frequently involves researching various depression treatment alternatives. You’re sure to come across TMS therapy and antidepressants in your search, but which one should you take first? Are they successful? How long do the two procedures last? To assist you in choosing the course of therapy that might be the greatest fit for you, this guide will provide answers to these and other questions.

Antidepressants vs. TMS

Antidepressants and TMS therapy are both successful ways to treat depression. TMS therapy can, however, help those who either haven’t had good results with antidepressants or can’t handle them. This is one of its advantages. Examining the specifics of both is important in order to accurately compare TMS therapy and antidepressants. Your choice of treatment can be influenced by understanding how they operate, their adverse effects, and their success rates.

How They Operate

TMS Treatment:
Magnetic pulses are used in TMS therapy to target particular brain regions that control mood and emotion. The ability of the brain to control mood can be enhanced by stimulating the nerves in various areas of the brain.

The brain can receive information from the nervous system thanks to chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters. Increasing the amounts of particular neurotransmitters that influence mood and emotion is how antidepressants often operate. This outcome is attained by various antidepressant kinds by interacting with specific neurotransmitters.

Negative effects

TMS Treatment
The fact that TMS therapy has few adverse effects is one of its advantages. One in ten patients report mild to moderate headaches and/or discomfort during or after the treatment session, although the majority of patients report that these side effects lessen and finally go away as they get used to the medication. Seizures are a very uncommon side effect of TMS therapy, occurring in less than one out of every 60,000 TMS sessions.

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Depending on the type of antidepressant being used, a person may suffer different adverse effects. Nausea, diarrhoea, headaches, trouble sleeping, and sexual issues are some of the side effects of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants that are frequently experienced. Side symptoms like blurred vision, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, shaking, and problems urinating are more likely to occur when taking tricyclic antidepressants. Heart issues and liver damage are uncommon antidepressant adverse effects.

After the first few weeks of using antidepressants, side symptoms are often less frequent. However, some people find the adverse effects overwhelming and stop receiving therapy as a result.

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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