Depression is a serious medical condition that can cause significant problems in mood, thinking, and physical well-being. It’s important to find the right treatment that works for you. There are many different options available, and it can be tough to know which one is right for you.
TMS is a form of brain stimulation that uses magnetic fields to stimulate the nerve cells in the brain. It’s thought to work by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which can help to improve mood and thinking.
SPRAVATO is a nasal spray that contains esketamine, a medication that’s similar to ketamine. It’s thought to work by blocking receptors in the brain that are involved in depression.
Both TMS and SPRAVATO are considered to be safe and effective treatments for depression. However, there are some key differences between them.
TMS is typically used as a first-line treatment for depression, while SPRAVATO is often used as a second-line treatment. This means that TMS is usually tried first, and if it doesn’t work, then SPRAVATO may be tried.
SPRAVATO may cause some side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and increased blood pressure. These side effects are typically mild and go away on their own.
TMS is generally considered to be a safe and effective treatment for depression. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor about all of the risks and benefits of treatment before starting.
SPRAVATO is a newer treatment and it’s not yet known how well it works long-term. However, it’s generally considered to be safe and effective.
If you’re considering TMS or SPRAVATO for depression, get in touch with us today. We can help you find the right treatment for you and your needs.