TMS is a revolutionary treatment that’s useful in aiding people diagnosed with depressive disorders to manage symptoms and live better lives of mental health and wellbeing. But, just like any other mental health treatment, there are things that people can do to get the most out of their TMS treatment sessions. When considering TMS treatment for depression, it’s also best to consider things you can do to increase your likelihood of getting the most optimal results. This way, you get the most out of your time, commitment, and financial resources going to these sessions.
Getting enough sleep is imperative for good mental health. Additionally, it’s good for your physical health as it allows your body to rest and rejuvenate. So, before your TMS sessions, make sure you get to bed at a decent time. This way, your body and brain are both well-rested enough to get the most out of your sessions. Furthermore, sessions can be draining to your brain as the treatment stimulates parts of your brain that aren’t typically used to functioning at their best. So, it can help to get quality sleep after treatment sessions as well. This allows the brain to adjust to sessions and can even prevent symptoms of feeling tired and lull after sessions.
Caffeine is a stimulant that can work to increase the positive benefits of what TMS does – stimulate parts of the brain affected by depression by sending magnetic pulses. So, if caffeine is something that you can tolerate without experiencing depression or anxiety symptoms, it can be a good idea to drink a cup of coffee or have a caffeinated soda before going to your treatment session.
During TMS treatment sessions, it’s best if the brain is aware and awake. This allows for the magnetic pulses to reach areas of the brain and stimulate them for the most optimal results. So, throughout sessions, it’s important to stay aware and not fall asleep. During sessions, to help you stay awake, you can talk to yourself or your treatment provider in order to keep your brain awake and aware.
To get the most out of TMS treatment sessions it’s important to keep both your brain and body as healthy as possible. This will help to manage and overcome any side effects of treatment and allow your brain and body to overcome the effects of the treatment as quickly as possible. Some things you can do to keep your brain and body healthy include eating a healthy diet, drinking water every day and throughout the day, and getting enough exercise.
Do you have any medications you’ve been prescribed? Whether they’re for physical or mental health conditions, you should continue taking any medication a provider has told you to take. Medications won’t interfere with the TMS process, but you can experience adverse effects if you suddenly stop taking prescribed medications. So, make sure you continue taking any medications that you’ve been prescribed.
Dr. Rodruiguez offers TMS treatment for depression for people who have tried alternative depression treatments with little or no help. TMS is a great option for people battling treatment-resistant depression. Speak with us today to find out if you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment today.