Despite depression being a dangerous disorder, there are a number of treatments that can be used which can all be quite effective. the problem lies in the side effects of these treatments. Virtually all types of remedial action have certain side effects attached to them, some of course, more than others. There also types of natural treatments that have no side effects at all. One type of treatment that does not produce such side effects is going through a lifestyle change. Lifestyle changes can be done in numerous ways. Getting a new job, exercising, getting a new style or moving to a different geographical location are changes that can help alleviate depression but won’t produce many negative effects. Of course, there is the issue of adapting to these changes and having the self-control to actually see them through and implement them but these are few and far between the side effects experienced with other forms of treatment such as antidepressants.
Another type of rare, effective treatment that is known to be effective minus harmful side effects is TMS therapy for depression. TMS for depression stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation and can be partly understood based on the name of the type of treatment. TMS depression treatment comprises of fitting equipment to a person’s brain and then sending magnetic impulses across the brain. TMS depression treatment is a less intrusive treatment to the more popular electroconvulsive therapy but has less side effects. The only drawback is that the remedy has not been FDA approved even though the equipment used has in fact been approved.
TMS depression treatment passes minor jolts of magnetic pulses which stimulates the brain. The idea behind the treatment is to stimulate production of serotonin, which is a critical neurotransmitter used for the treatment of the disorder. While electroconvulsive therapy can result in a range of symptoms from memory loss to muscle twitches, TMS depression therapy hardly produces any negative effects.
Despite not being approved, it is used extensively in certain countries for depressed individuals and is known to be highly effective. it is also a relatively quick form of treatment in comparison to other treatments that don’t produce side effects such as lifestyle changes.
If you don’t have access to such treatments, it’s best to incorporate other natural, alternative therapies which has less change of producing adverse side effects. Trying out unorthodox remedies such as acupuncture can be quite rewarding.