Medications And TMS Therapy: Do They Mix?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can pair well with prescription medications that are often used to limit symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more. TMS therapy can sometimes be used to replace prescription drugs, but the treatment can also work in conjunction with medications to be even more effective. This is because when working side by side, TMS therapy can augment the effects of medication, making it more effective while also stimulating the brain and improving its activity.
Generally, combining TMS therapy and prescription medications should not have negative interactions. TMS therapy is known to have limited side effects, so it can be especially effective in helping patients who have adverse reactions to certain kinds of treatments. Trustworthy institutions such as The University of California Los Angeles also recommend the use of TMS to treat depression. They note that the treatment is effective both by itself and in conjunction with medication.
Better Understand Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS therapy is non-invasive and local to the areas that are targeted. The treatment is administered through magnetic coils that send pulses to areas of the brain that are under-functioning. When used in conjunction with prescription medications, the effects can be augmented.
When you receive a TMS therapy treatment session, there are no anesthetics involved and you remain completely awake. This mitigates pesky side effects and allows you to go about your day as usual after the session is over.
We offer TMS therapy at a multitude of locations throughout Southern California and the greater Los Angeles area. At our clinics throughout California, TMS can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these, know that there may be more options than you think. Talk with one of our mental health experts today to learn how TMS therapy, prescription medications, or both can help you heal.
Begin Your Journey At A Better Way
With chronic conditions such as major depressive disorder, healing is not always linear. Each and every day it is a win to just make minor improvements in your lifestyle. It is our goal to help you figure out what sort of treatment plan works best for you. Each of our patients receives a personal plan of care depending on their needs.
All of our new patients receive a free consultation appointment to come in and speak with our staff, as well as ask any questions of their own. We are more than happy to discuss transcranial magnetic stimulation with you or a loved one at your consultation. Most importantly, we want you to know that you are not alone. We are here to not only help you understand your options but to show you ways that you can improve your quality of life. Take the first step today.