Can TMS Therapy Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety?

Feb 25, 2022
Can TMS Therapy Help Reduce Depression and Anxiety?
Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, 5% of adults suffer from some form of depression.

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, 5% of adults suffer from some form of depression.

While both conditions can be debilitating, they can also be addressed with the help of a professional. Holistic Behavioral and TMS Therapy may recommend transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy as a holistic treatment option in Aurora, IL.

There has been growing interest in TMS therapy in recent years. Board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Babatunde Ogundipe can explain the details of this treatment when you schedule a mental health assessment. Our clinic is proud to offer safe and effective solutions to help patients find peace of mind.

What causes depression and anxiety?

Mental health disorders can be caused by genetics as well as prior trauma, stress, certain medications, and even brain chemistry. While both depression and anxiety may be triggered by some of the same factors, these issues are actually quite different.

A person diagnosed with depression tends to feel persistently sad, tired, and despondent. Depression also causes a lack of interest in activities that were once pleasurable. A person's sleeping and eating patterns can change drastically as well.

On the other hand, anxiety disorders are marked by constant worrying. Someone with anxiety may experience physical symptoms when in stressful situations or in anticipation of a stressful event. These symptoms can include headache, nausea, shortness of breath, or shaking. This is commonly known as an anxiety attack.

Untreated depression or anxiety could lead to serious consequences, which is why patients should seek help from a professional as soon as they notice symptoms. Dr. Ogundipe can provide a thorough mental health evaluation and determine if TMS therapy could meet your needs in Aurora, IL.

What is TMS therapy?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a nonsurgical procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. This has been known to reduce many symptoms of depression and relieve anxiety attacks. TMS therapy is often recommended alongside traditional treatments, such as counseling and medications, or when these methods fail to produce successful results.

What happens during TMS therapy?

Dr. Ogundipe recommends TMS therapy to individuals who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety and are interested in a holistic treatment option designed with their specific needs in mind.

To begin treatment, our staff may place an electromagnetic coil against your scalp near the forehead. The electromagnet then delivers virtually painless magnetic pulses. This is what stimulates nerve cells in the brain to alter their activity.

Patients can rest assured that transcranial magnetic stimulation is a safe treatment and causes no discomfort. Most people report feeling relief from depression or anxious feelings after a set number of sessions. The number of appointments required depends on your condition and how well you respond to treatment.

Treat depression or anxiety with TMS therapy

Depression and anxiety are serious issues, especially if they are left untreated. If you want more information about TMS therapy, or if your symptoms have not responded to other treatments, call our clinic and schedule a mental health assessment with board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Babatunde Ogundipe. Holistic Behavioral and TMS Therapy makes cutting-edge care accessible to people in Aurora, IL, and the surrounding areas.