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TMS For Depression

Nina Greif, DO -  - TMS Specialist

LiveWell TMS

Nina Greif, DO

TMS Specialist & Adult Psychiatrist located in Huntington, NY

Depression is an illness that takes away all the pleasure and enjoyment of life, leaving you with overwhelming sadness and despair. Nina Greif, DO, DABPN, at LiveWell TMS in Huntington, New York, offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for depression when other approaches aren’t working. Dr. Greif specializes in TMS for depression, as well as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For a drug-free, safe, and effective way to relieve depression, call LiveWell TMS today to schedule a consultation, or you can book an appointment online.

TMS for Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a chronic, disabling mental health problem that can severely impact every part of your life. It can make you feel such utter despair that just getting through each day becomes an almost impossible challenge.

Without treatment, people who have depression often feel there’s no hope for them, and they might start thinking about suicide. However, with the appropriate treatment, it’s possible to recover from depression and go on to lead a happy, fulfilling life.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Clinical depression isn’t the same as feeling depressed after a bad day. Depression causes a range of intense negative emotions that last all or most of the time. These emotions include:

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Self-loathing
  • Extreme sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Despair

These feelings can be tough to overcome, and as the depression deepens, it becomes impossible to improve your mood without some form of intervention. Your attitudes and beliefs change as the depression takes hold, so you can only see the downside of life. You lose interest in doing things you normally enjoy when you have depression.

Your appetite can change, but while some people lose their enthusiasm for eating, others find it comforting and start to overeat. Similarly, some people experience insomnia when they have depression, while others sleep more. You might lack energy and find it hard to concentrate, too.

Every person’s experience with depression is different, and finding a treatment that works can be challenging.

What is TMS for depression?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved therapy that can relieve depression even when other treatments aren’t helping you.

Talk therapies and antidepressant medications are the usual approaches to treating depression, and for many people, they work well. If you aren’t feeling their benefit, or you want to explore a nonpharmaceutical alternative, TMS for depression could be the answer.

Dr. Greif uses MagVenture’s advanced MagPro® technology to deliver magnetic pulses to your brain. These pulses stimulate nerve cells in areas of your brain that control mood. With regular TMS treatment sessions at LiveWell TMS, you can benefit from the antidepressant effect of the magnetic pulses on your brain.

Regular sessions of TMS over six weeks provide the right degree of stimulation to reduce the effects of major depressive disorder. This is possible without the use of any anesthetics or sedatives, and you don’t need any recovery time.

Find out more about the benefits of TMS for depression by calling LiveWell TMS today or book an appointment online.