Non Drug Therapy for Depression in Denver Colorado
Many people suffer from depression. Depression is one of the most common illnesses: 18 million adults (one in ten) will have a major depressive episode in a given year. Sometimes medication can be life-saving treatment, but what happens when medications haven’t helped your depression? You can try switching to different medications, but some people have been trying different medications and combinations for years and still suffer from depression.
Enter TMS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS can help those in which medication hasn’t helped. It uses magnetic pulses which creates an electric current which depolarized neurons in specific regions of the brain. This increases blood flow and relieves depression. Front Range TMS delivers non drug therapy for depression in Denver Colorado.
TMS is also a good choice for those people who can’t tolerate medications or feel that certain side effects are unacceptable. We have heard some patients whose depression gets better when on antidepressants, but then they choose to stop the medication because of various side effects that they are experiencing such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, emotional blunting, cognitive blunting, feeling tired or groggy, having headaches, etc.
TMS is a great choice for those who can’t tolerate antidepressants because of side effects because the side effect profile is very minimal. There can be some headaches/mild irritation to the scalp and only rarely could there be a serious side effect such as a seizure. TMS is delivered daily Monday thru Friday. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes. You can contact us at 720-575-5400 (you can text us too!). Major insurance companies will cover TMS treatment provided you have tried 2-4 medications, trialed therapy, and continue to be depressed. Your insurance company (other than medicare) requires a prior authorization (permission prior to treatment), so we can meet and fill out the appropriate documentation to get approval for your treatment.