There have been a lot of changes in the industry of healthcare throughout the years. One of the areas of healthcare that has gotten some of the most significant changes is the mental health industry. Experts are learning more about how mental health works. Among the things that they are learning is how to find the right treatments for mental disorders like depression. While one of the common mindsets towards depression and similar forms of mental illness is that the person who is suffering from the mental illness is just being lazy or negative, the scientific findings have proven otherwise.
Medication is a common way of treating mental illness. But medication does not work for everyone. Also, most medications that are given out to treat depression have tons of side effects associated with them. Also, medication does not necessarily make depression go away.
Fortunately, mental health experts have looked into the issue and found other methods that could work for patients struggling with mental health. TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is one such procedure. This type of treatment is shown to be more effective than the traditional treatment of depression. For one thing, TMS has a lot fewer side effects.
TMS therapy Sacramento happens in an office atmosphere. The procedure requires a placement of a TMS coil on the patient’s head for 30 to 60 minutes. The TMS coil uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for mood behavior.
One of the best things about the TMS procedure is that it is very simple. It is also not intrusive. There is no surgery needed or any other extensive procedure in order for it to work. There is also no need for any recovery period. The patient can resume their daily activities right after they are done with the session.