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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

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Mystery of Motivation Thought

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rTMS – An Effective Treatment for Depression

I Am Stronger Than DepressionThanks to rTMSWhat Is rTMS?

rTMS is a form of brain stimulation therapy that has been studied and used as a possible treatment for depression, along with other neurological and psychological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder and others. rTMS involves using magnetic pulses to trigger and activate different parts of the brain, instead of using electricity to do the same.

How Does rTMS Work?

The procedure involves an electromagnetic coil being placed against the patient’s forehead near the area of the brain that activates the mood. An electric current is induced only in specific nerve cells.

This is a comparatively new method of treating depression. The effects it can cause are still being researched upon by doctors. It resets the brain wave frequencies using electric currents and is known to improve the symptoms of depression.

rTMS and ECT- The Difference

This is where rTMS differs from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT sends an electric current throughout your brain, while rTMS only sends the current to a specific targeted part of your brain.

rTMS- Who Should Undergo This Treatment?

Victims of depression that have not had any success with other methods may opt for this method. If your health conditions are not eligible to undergo ECT, you may choose to undergo rTMS instead.

However, if you have any medical devices implanted, like a pacemaker, or if you have had episodes of epilepsy, then you may need to consider other methods of treatment.

Side Effects of rTMS

Though rTMS is a comparatively less invasive brain stimulation therapy, it has its own effects on the patient. Since it is a more recent method of treatment, however, the long-term effects are not available to us yet. Some of the effects include:

  • a slight tapping or knocking sensation through bones as the electric current is passed
  • nausea
  • scalp irritation
  • seizure
  • hearing loss
  • vision problems
  • mania

*Severe effects such as hearing loss and seizures are very rare.

rTMS can not only help in treating major depression, but also depression caused due to other neurological or psychological disorders, such as Parkinson’s.

Depression can be difficult to go through, especially alone.

If anyone you know or care about is depressed, urge them to seek help and get better.

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