Treatment for Depression from COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought physical and mental hardship to so many residents of the United States. The pandemic has raised stress over physical wellbeing, putting at-risk individuals in vulnerable positions and much more.
Mental wellbeing has taken a toll due to increased anxiety, seclusion, and the implementation of a new normal. Traumatic events that adults experienced in 2019 can have a link to mental health outcomes. Some of these events may include job loss, the death of loved ones, or the COVID-19 lockdown to protect national health.
Some long-term effects on mental health conditions include substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, stress disorders, and more. According to Mayo Clinic, depression and other mental conditions are disproportionately affecting adults more compared to before the pandemic. On top of that, individuals struggling with addiction were likely to have increased substance use.
Brown University reported that depression rates tripled during just the first year of the pandemic. After that, mental health symptoms were intensified by the burden of the pandemic and extra stress. Brown University notes that they are hopeful that as vaccine rates rise, there will be a positive correlation in improved mental health across the United States. Despite these hopes, there is no data on the topic at this time.
Why choose TMS over other treatment options?
According to the Clinical TMS Society, TMS can be used to treat a multitude of brain regions. Each section of the brain is responsible for different functions and thus different mental health conditions. TMS can be an extremely versatile therapy option because it can pinpoint multiple different areas of the brain for treatment. TMS has been a tried and true therapy method for nearly a decade after becoming FDA-approved to treat depression in 2013.
As a non-invasive and non-systemic treatment option, TMS allows you to stay in control without extensive side effects. The non-systemic aspect of the treatment is that it targets a specific area of the brain that needs to be stimulated. Compared to prescription medications which infiltrate the entire body and come with common side effects, TMS is a more holistic alternative.
Mayo Clinic recommends seeking mental health care when you begin to feel moderate or severe symptoms of mental illness. Waiting out a mental health challenge and hoping for recovery can be counterproductive and lead to worsening symptoms.
A Better Way to treat depression from COVID-19
We offer the resources to help you deal with mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. Begin your journey with TMS at A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic, and find the relief you have been searching for.
Our experienced staff offers the expertise and support that you may need to overcome the obstacles that you face. In a world where COVID-19 seems to have become the new normal, don’t just settle for getting by. Prioritize your mental health today by visiting us at A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic.