NEW TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION
DEEP TRANSCRANEAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
What is Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
It is an innovative treatment of neuropsychiatry, which is based on generating non-invasive neuronal stimulation that allows for an increase in neural connections, helping patients to improve at a quicker rate.
It is a safe and reliable technique, without side effects or complications.
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is approved for use by the FDA in several countries (Europe, Canada, Australia, the United States and by COFEPRIS in Mexico).
- The patient can continue with their daily activities
- It is ambulatory
- No side effects
- The sessions last 20 minutes
- Stimulates specific brain circuits
This treatment is also indicated for those people who have not responded adequately to medication or who due to some physical condition cannot take medication, such as:
- Pregnant women who may not be able to take some medications
- People with any type of liver disease
- People whose medications deter them from taking antidepressants
It is currently the cutting-edge treatment for people suffering from psychiatric disorders, such as:
Depression is an emotional state where symptoms such as irritability,
pathological sadness, lack of pleasure, guilt and a considerable decrease
in energy prevail; symptoms are usually addressed through the use of
drugs and psychotherapy.
Forty percent of people suffering from this disorder do not respond adequately to antidepressants, which is why Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation allows the person to be treated comprehensively, achieving a significant and profound progress in a shorter period of time. It is the most innovative option to help these patients with an effectiveness rating of 71% according to various studies.
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Fear is a natural response in an organism that faces a threat. Because of
this reaction, various biological and psychological processes are
generated that allow the body to act in the face of the situation, either by
facing it or seeking to protect itself from harm, by fleeing from it. With Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder, the person will suddenly feel the emotion
experienced during a traumatic situation even when he or she is not
exposed to that same or similar situation.
The DTMS plays an important role in the control of symptoms of post- traumatic stress mainly for the 24% of the population suffering from PTSD that has not responded to other treatments. Neuroimaging studies have shown that anxiety is visible through the high activity of the right frontal regions. Deep magnetic stimulation helps reduce hyperexcitability and levels the neurotransmitters associated with stress responses.
Bipolar Depression is a condition that involves constant mood changes.
They can go from being very accelerated or euphoric to extremely low
and desolate. A period of high activity is known as mania, while the strong
feelings of emptiness and despair are known as depression.
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation works by stimulating specific areas in the brain to promote improvement in the mood of people with Bipolar Depression.
NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Schizophrenia is another of the mental illnesses that occurs where the person stricken and his or her family sufferers terribly because the onset usually happens in the most productive stages of life, i.e., in adolescence and young adulthood. It is a deteriorating disease that prevents the person from engaging in his or her work or professional activities, constituting a great economic and emotional burden for the family; One percent of the world population suffers from schizophrenia.
The treatment for schizophrenia is principally with drugs called antipsychotics, which are quite effective in removing what is referred to as positive symptoms; delusions and hallucinations. But the apathy, lack of motivation, energy and deep sadness, that are referred to as negative symptoms, respond less to antipsychotics, although the use of atypical antipsychotics have shown to achieve better results. Antipsychotics have yet to reverse these negative symptoms nor improve overall quality of life in 40% of the population who suffer from schizophrenia.
Therefore, Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation appears as an effective alternative and without side effects for these patients.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does DTMS cause any pain?
The treatment is non-invasive, which means that the procedure is simple and pain-free. It consists of the application of a helmet on the head that will produce magnetic waves to stimulate certain areas of the brain.
How many sessions are necessary? The effectiveness of the treatment consists in a continual repetition of the stimulation, so a minimum of 20 consecutive sessions are necessary to achieve the expected benefits.
Who are NOT candidates for this type of treatment? People who have metal plates in their skulls and some patients with epilepsy, so a prior assessment is required in these cases.
Where can I get this treatment? Currently, CADE offers this treatment. Write us or call us, and we will gladly answer any questions.