Treating Depression with NeuroStar Advance Therapy (TMS)

Depression affects many people from all walks of life, no matter their age or background. Learning more about depression can help us better understand how widespread it is, helps reduce stigma around depression, and may even help us learn that there are various treatments available for depression.

Stats About Depression

Depression is more prevalent than we might think. According to the latest statistics, 300 million people around the world suffer from depression and 16.2 million adults in the United States- equaling 6.7 percent of all adults in the country are also afflicted with depression. This means that one in 15 adults have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. As it stands, 15 percent or one in six adults will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. These numbers as reported by the World Health Organization are staggering and help to tell an important story. If you or someone you know suffers from depression you are not alone and there are treatments available to help.

Understanding Depression

Depression is not just a matter of feeling sad frequently or feeling overwhelmed. It’s a chemical imbalance, which is a physical condition in the way your brain is triggering and is the reason doctors prescribe medication or other forms of treatment. The treatment is supposed to help balance out the brain chemistry. Unfortunately, medication doesn’t work the same way for every person, and that’s just a matter of figuring out what the best treatment is for you. This is exactly why we’d like to introduce you to NeuroStar Advanced Therapy or TMS as an effective way to treat depression.

Treating Depression

NeuroStar Advanced Therapy or TMS is a natural way to ease depression in a way that modern medicine can do through a capsule or a tablet. This drug-free treatment has been around for more than 10 years and has helped many people who have not benefited from antidepressant medication. TMS is similar to MRI technology, and it uses magnetic impulses to treat different parts of the brain. The whole point is to trigger specific areas of the brain to bring back healthy brain balance. With more than one million treatments performed, this novel treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to people every day. People who have used this treatment have found that the magnetic pulses used have had a positive and lasting effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible. To learn more, watch this quick video.

How North End Psychiatry Can Help

Keep in mind that depression is a condition that should be taken seriously, and you should see a medical doctor to better understand what you are experiencing. We highly recommend and encourage you to work with your doctor to find the treatment for depression that’s right for you.

If you would like to learn more about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy and see if this type of treatment will work for you, please contact us today at (208) 345-2212. Our office is conveniently located just outside of downtown Boise near 15th and State Street.

Colin Eggleston