Depression Treatment Options in the DFW Metroplex
One of the first treatment options professionals use to treat depression is antidepressant medications, but they don’t help everyone. Patients with treatment-resistant depression can suffer deeper and more debilitating depression symptoms. Texas Mind Science has multiple office locations in the DFW area ready to help patients in places like Richardson, Flower Mound, and throughout the DFW Metroplex with depression. We have a multidisciplinary medical team providing personalized care, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This therapy is FDA-cleared to treat patients with major depressive disorder. You can still heal from depression, no matter how you feel today. We invite you to book an appointment online or contact us to learn more about TMS.
How Does Texas Mind Science Treat Depression?
This serious psychological condition is typically treated using antidepressant medications and psychotherapy, and many patients get great healing results with antidepressants. However, 10% to 30% of patients with clinical depression find medication doesn’t help. Professionals call this condition refractory or treatment-resistant depression. In these cases, Texas Mind Science may help with TMS therapy using a CloudTMS™ machine. This revolutionary treatment uses a magnetic field to stimulate your brain’s electrical activity. When we stimulate areas in your brain associated with depression, your depression symptoms improve without medication as the treatment increases your neurotransmitter levels. We place an electromagnetic coil next to your head during treatment and emit pulses that safely travel through your skull to reach a specific area in your brain.
Symptoms You Can Expect With Depression
It can be hard to tell the difference between having the blues and suffering from true depression. It’s important to learn the difference since the blues can lift on its own, while clinical depression rarely gets better without professional help. Depression causes several symptoms lasting almost every day for two weeks or longer. Patients with depression may experience any of the following:
- Feel Fatigued
- Feel Hopeless
- Feel Worthless
- Lose or Gain Weight
- Sleep More or Less Than Normal
- Lose Interest in Their Favorite Activities
- Lose Their Appetite
- Find It Hard to Concentrate
- Feel Restless
- Have Thoughts of Suicide
What to Expect With CloudTMS™ Therapy for Depression
During therapy, your health care provider carefully calculates the TMS level you need and determines where to position the coil. Then, we program this information in the CloudTMS™ computer to ensure it replicates your precise treatment at every session. You only need to relax in the treatment chair as CloudTMS™ carries out your treatment. As the machine produces magnetic pulses, you will hear clicking and experience other possible sensations like light tapping. This treatment option should never be painful. Your initial treatment will include an extended period of frequent sessions, producing longer-lasting results. Most patients have TMS therapy go for four to six weeks with five sessions a week. Each session is 20 to 40 minutes, and you can return to your daily routine following treatment.