Depression is becoming the world’s cause of concern among the youth. In some cases, antidepressant medications may not improve depression symptoms, which may be frustrating. If you suspect you have depression in San Diego, do not hesitate to visit MindSet for professional treatment.
What are the common symptoms of major depression?
Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, refers to a mood disorder that results in unexplained sadness and loss of interest in fun activities. Depression negatively affects your thoughts, behavior, feelings, and physical and emotional problems. This disorder deteriorates over time and may affect your ability to accomplish your tasks effectively. In some cases, patients may not know whether they are having normal mood swings or suffering from depression. If depression goes untreated, it may deteriorate and cause severe physical and emotional damage. It may result in physical illnesses and may make them vulnerable to alcohol and substance abuse. If you experience the following symptoms for more than two weeks, consult the MindSet specialists:
· Sudden loss of interest in fun activities
· Depressed mood daily
· Feelings of worthlessness
· Trouble thinking and concentrating
· Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
If you’re having thoughts of committing suicide, do not hesitate to consult a professional for therapy.
What is the relationship between brainwaves and depression?
Medical experts believe that specific parts of your brain affect your mood and emotions. The brainwaves of a depressed person differ from the brain waves of a healthy person. Researchers have discovered abnormal brain waves that may indicate the onset of major depression. When your nerves fail to work the way they are supposed to in sustaining your mood, brainwaves tend to become abnormal. The experts at MindSet use transcranial magnetic stimulation to restore proper brainwave activity.
What is TMS?
TMS refers to a non-invasive treatment that utilizes a magnetic field to trigger electrical activity in your brain. The team places the TMS device near your head to transmit magnetic pulses into the brain. These pulses restore your brainwave activity and boost your neuron activity. Restoration of your brain activity results in the improvement of your depression symptoms. TMS is also effective for treatment-resistant depression, which occurs when your symptoms persist while taking medication.
What is PrTMS?
PrTMS is an improved version of TMS. PrTMS employs a personalized treatment approach and monitors the results showing gradual restoration of your brainwave activity. Some of the features of PrTMS include:
· Patient questionnaire
Patients may need to fill in a questionnaire giving information about their symptoms and their general health.
· Brainwave analysis
The specialists at MindSet analyze your brainwave activity using PeakLogic ComfortScan EEG before beginning treatment. They also conduct an electroencephalogram (EEG) and obtain results within a few minutes. An EEG highlights brain arrhythmias or abnormal brain activity.
· Data evaluation by PeakLogic
The team uses PeakLogic Software to analyze your symptoms before determining the appropriate magnetic intensity to use. During PrTMS treatment, they may use minimum magnetic stimulation and achieve excellent results depending on the severity of your symptoms.
For more information about depression treatments, contact MindSet or schedule an online appointment.