Depression affects an estimated 16.2 million American adults, a statistic that represents nearly 7% of the adult population. For those living in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, the team at Antidote TMS offers treatments that can help relieve the fog of depression and help you enjoy your day-to-day life more fully. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to get started.
Depression is a serious but common medical illness that affects the way you think, feel, and act. It is characterized by a pervasive sense of sadness. While everyone experiences occasional sadness, depression is different.
Men and women with depression experience a wide range of symptoms, many of which are incredibly disruptive. Some signs of depression include:
Thoughts of suicide are also a sign of depression and should prompt a call for immediate medical attention. If you notice a combination of other symptoms that don’t resolve over time you should strongly consider seeking treatment. There is no need to live under a cloud of depression when help is just a phone call away.
Talk therapy is a very effective way to deal with depression. Medication also can play a role in your treatment path but comes with a risk of side effects, including addiction in certain cases.
For men and women who want to find relief through more natural pathways, transcranial magnetic stimulation offers a solution. This approach is a great fit for those who’ve tried other treatments but have not found lasting relief from the symptoms of depression.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a safe and effective means of treating depression without medication. TMS is FDA-cleared for people with treatment-resistant depression or those who have not had success with traditional treatment options.
The Antidote TMS team uses the CloudTMSⓇ system to treat depression. This platform uses a thin, ergonomic treatment coil that is far more comfortable than many other TMS devices. Special software gathers data on each session to allow your practitioner to customize your treatments.
Compared to the risks associated with depression medications and the danger of leaving depression untreated, TMS offers a safe and effective option.
If you’re curious about what TMS can do to relieve your symptoms of depression, call the office today to set up a face-to-face visit. You can also book an appointment online, making it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule.