Depression is a mental health condition that can have debilitating effects on people living with it in Dunedin. It impacts mood, quality of life, and daily activities and can extend further and impact others indirectly – for example, when parents struggle to give their children enough time or employees are unable to complete tasks at work.
Finding solutions to help manage depression can be critical for living a healthy and fulfilling life. There are many reasons why a person might be struggling with depression, and here at TMS Advantage, we are committed to helping you find the right way forward.
Types of therapy for depression
We offer the following types of depression treatment for our patients:
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): This form of depression therapy works by targeting the parts of the brain related to feelings and emotions. It is non-invasive, and each session takes around 20-30 minutes. We recommend patients consider daily transcranial magnetic stimulation for a set period.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): This type of depression treatment can help patients to unlock a deeper understanding of themselves and their emotions. By working with a qualified therapist, patients can talk about their worries, anxieties, stressors, and emotions. When people undergo CBT alongside TMS, the results are often multiplied.
- Lifestyle changes: We recognize that a person’s lifestyle can play a key role in addressing drivers and symptoms of depression. The food you eat, your physical activity, and the quality of your sleep will all impact your overall health and wellbeing. Our nutritionists and physicians can help to identify vitamin deficiencies, encourage regular physical exercise, and discuss helpful hobbies like meditation and mindfulness.
Each type of depression therapy can bring results on its own, but we recommend utilizing all three treatments to see the best and most effective results.