Depression and COVID-19 – How TMS Therapy Can be a Helpful Coping Strategy?
Mental health is one of the most adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Most people have witnessed a drastic change in their mood and stress levels during these times of uncertainty. If you or someone else you know has already been suffering from depression, anxiety, and other neurological problems, the condition may be difficult to deal with than ever before.
If you’ve experienced a big change in your behavioral patterns and coping systems in response to the crisis, which are interfering with your day-to-day tasks and mental well-being, you’re not alone in this journey. Common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety may include poor sleeping habits, intense worry, and fear, worsened physical health, excessive use of tobacco and alcohol.
Have you noticed a decline in your mental health due to the coronavirus pandemic? Don’t you worry, our specialists at Mind Brain Institute in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson can help you!
If medications and other therapies aren’t responding well in the past for reducing your depression symptoms, we recommend Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a non-invasive and effective method to overcome your feelings of despair and isolation.
How COVID-19 has impacted Our Mental Well-Being?
During the pandemic, many of us were isolated and lost a source of income, which triggers our mental health and leads to increased levels of anxiety, addiction, and other problems. It poses a profound threat to our human motivations, especially the loss of human connection. The whole scenario has created several barriers and disturbance for individuals who are already suffering from mental illness and substance use issues.
Beyond the adverse effect of the economic downturn, the crisis brings additional challenges for all, that is a fear of losing yourself or your loved one, grief, prolonged physical distancing, and social isolation. These situations will eventually lead to behavioral health problems. Therefore, it is vital to adapt to the new normal and be a part of a powerful TMS therapy session to address, treat, and overcome neurological disorders caused by the COVID-19.
What is TMS Treatment?
TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy uses powerful magnetic energy to stimulate the nerve cells in specific areas of the brain to alleviate the feelings of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other issues. The process doesn’t need any surgery or implantation of electrodes.
This is a safe and painless treatment that can help stimulate your mood. It injects energy into your brain that will make you feel more relaxed and calm from within.
How does TMS Therapy Work for Depression?
At the initial stages, we advise you to call us directly to clarify your concerns regarding TMS therapy and help us understand your symptoms and medical history to create a win-win situation for all. When you visit to see us for the session, we will make you feel comfortable in a relaxed chair where you can watch television and listen to your favorite music. Then, we will use TMS device to send magnetic pulses and identify the brain response in the targeted area of your brain.
During your TMS treatment session, you might feel tapping sensation on your head, but trust us, it isn’t painful at all. You can watch your favorite show or talk, whatever you’d like. We stay at your back at every step of the procedure.
To receive a successful outcome, we recommend a treatment of a minimum of five days per week (Monday to Friday) for five weeks. After the five-week session, we move forward to a three-week taper period where you will need to meet us for three TMS sessions in the seventh week, two in the eighth week, and the final one in the ninth week.
Let Us Manage Your Mental Health Challenges
There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone’s coping mechanisms. Disruption to daily routines, an unproductive environment, and isolation can create a barrier to coping strategies, and hence, managing your mental well-being becomes important to make your life worth living again.
You can prevent worsening signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety by seeking immediate help. Getting effective treatment and support for you is no less important. TMS treatment shouldn’t wait under any circumstances, so please reach out to us to get further assistance.