Depression is one of the biggest concerns we see in the field of mental health. Traditionally, people have relied on medication to relieve their symptoms and have accepted the numerous side effects that come with drug therapy for depression. We live in a quick-fix society, often with unrealistic demands for achieving immediate relief, and this makes it easy to pop a pill instead of taking time to investigate and treat the source of the problem, not the symptom. Like Dr. Amen, I’m not opposed to medication, but I am opposed to over prescribing psychiatric medications which has unfortunately become common practice in U.S. healthcare. As stated in the article, “the unfortunate reality is that current medications help too few people get better and very few people to get well.”
Here at The Healing House, we believe in treating things at the source which is why we now specialize in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is a holistic, FDA-approved treatment for depression. And TMS has NO side effects!
TMS is becoming the preferred alternative to traditional treatment for depression as well as many other conditions. It's great to see public figures like Dr. Oz and Dr. Amen recognize TMS and endorse it as a safe and effective option in mental healthcare.