Different types of therapy for depression
There are different types of therapy (or treatment) for depression. There is medications which include SSRIs like Prozac (fluoxetine), Paxil (Paroxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Lexapro (Escitalopram), SNRIs like Effexor (Venlafaxine) or Cymbalta (duloxetine) and other medication like Wellbutrin (buproprion) or Remeron (Mirtazapine).
Alternative medication treatment include Ketamine infusions are being used to treat depression, though this typically does have a very long duration of action.
When these types of medications are not working, there is always psychotherapy utilizing different therapy methods for treatment including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy (IPT), and many others.
If medications and therapy is not effective, neuromodulation can be used including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS does not have the serious side effects of ECT such as memory loss and does not require anethesia. With TMS, you can drive home/go back to work after the treatment. There are no restrictions to any activities after TMS treatment. You should work with your therapy/physician/psychiatrist to determine which treatment is best to treat your depression. If you do decide that TMS is something that you’d like to seriously consider, you can contact us here.