Treatment Options
for Depression



A Path to Wellness

Major Depression can be a devastating illness. Thankfully, it is also treatable. Seeking an evaluation by a trained mental health professional who can assist with diagnosis and developing a comprehensive treatment plan is the first step. A variety of treatment options are available.
Lifestyle interventions

Encouraging restful sleep, healthy nutrition, regular exercise, mindfulness/stress reduction skills, and nurturing social connectedness are key components to wellness.

Therapy*

Also known as “talk therapy” or “psychotherapy” is a method of treating depression that involves talking about your condition and related issues with a mental health provider.

Different types of psychotherapy can be effective for depression, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal therapy.

Medications*

Antidepressants can be very effective in the treatment of clinical depression. There are a variety of antidepressants available that act on different neurotransmitters that regulate mood or increase electrical flow in brain cells.

Medications can offer relief for many, but almost 40% either do not respond, only have a partial response, or experience unpleasant side effects to medications.

ECT

During ECT, electric currents are passed through the brain, triggering a brief seizure. This treatment must be performed under general anesthesia.

While ECT can be highly effective in difficult to treat cases, memory issues can be a common side effect, along with high costs and need for anesthesia.

TMS

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) offers an effective, non-invasive, outpatient, FDA-cleared alternative to medications that can bring relief to many suffering from treatment resistant depression.
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A Path to Wellness

Major Depression can be a devastating illness. Thankfully, it is also treatable. Seeking an evaluation by a trained mental health professional who can assist with diagnosis and developing a comprehensive treatment plan is the first step. A variety of treatment options are available.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) offers an effective, non-invasive, outpatient, FDA-cleared alternative to medications that can bring relief to many suffering from treatment resistant depression.
* Psychotherapy and medication management are available through our sister clinic at


Is TMS Right for Me?


Is TMS Right for Me?

If you suffer from treatment resistant depression — that is, you’ve tried psychotherapy and at least one antidepressant but are still experiencing symptoms of depression — TMS could be right for you.

Most TMS providers find that TMS has a success rate between 70% or 80%, meaning that many individuals find significant relief after treatment.

Find Out If TMS Is Right For You
Find Out If TMS Is Right For You

What are the Benefits of TMS Therapy?

Non-Invasive

Does not require anesthesia, sedation, or surgery.
No Systemic Side Effects

No weight gain, dry mouth, stomach upset, sexual dysfunction or other side effects.
No Drugs

Does not involve medications or the addition of more antidepressant medications.

What are the Benefits
of TMS Therapy?

Non-Invasive

Does not require anesthesia,
sedation, or surgery.
No Systemic Side Effects

No weight gain, dry mouth,
stomach upset, sexual
dysfunction or other side effects.
No Drugs

Does not involve medications
or the addition of more
antidepressant medications.