Antidepressent Medications are more commonly used as a treatment for depression but may be also used for other mental illnesses like anxiety or health conditions like insomnia. It is not used as a cure for depression but has proven to be helpful in relieving individuals from depression symptoms. There are different types of antidepressants such as selective srotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Physicians will often start with either SSRI or SNRI when prescribing antidepressents for various reasons.
Antipsychotic Medications are utilized to manage psychosis or conditions such as hallucinations, or delusions. Psychosis is used to describe conditions that individuals may experience where their minds may be affected. Individuals may experience some loss of contact when it comes to being in touch with reality. Symptoms may vary such as false beliefs, seeing things that others are not able to see, incoherent speech, or inappropriate behavior.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy
Although medications can be effective for some, those who are notable to find relief from medication alone may choose to select an alternative treatment option which is TMS Therapy. TMS, which stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a safe and FDA approved treatment that targets areas of the brain to relieve symptoms of depression.
If you would like to know more about TMS or have any questions, please give our office a call at (714) 867-7037. Read more about TMS at this link attached here.