Treatment and Therapies
Even the most severe cases of depression can be treated at MidValley Healthcare in the Boise area. Beginning treatment earlier leads to better outcomes for depressed patients. Depression is usually treated with medication, group therapy, counseling, or a combination of the treatments. If these treatments do not reduce symptoms, TMS can be a very effective alternative to traditional depression treatments.
Every patient is different and no two people are affected the same way by depression. There is no "one-size-fits-all" for treatment, that’s why we work with our patients to find the treatment that works best for them.
Depression can be debilitating. Medication therapy with antidepressants is a popular treatment choice for those with depression. Antidepressants may not cure depression, but they can reduce your symptoms. When paired with other types of therapy such as counseling, group therapy, or TMS therapy recovery from depression is possible.
Antidepressants relieve depression by affecting certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine are all neurotransmitters associated with depression. The effects of each type (class) of antidepressants varies slightly. Therefore, it may take trying a few different ones before the correct one for you is determined.
Psychotherapy, also referred to as “talk therapy” or “counseling”, is the treatment of a mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means. At MidValley Healthcare we pair counseling with other types of therapy such as individual counseling, group therapy, or/and TMS therapy when treating depression. Adding psychotherapy to a patient’s treatment plan not only adds to their support network but it also gives patients the ability to problem solve in a safe, neutral, non-judgmental environment. In our counseling sessions patients develop skills such as Mindfulness and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).
Psychoeducational therapies refer to the process of teaching people the skills needed to break the cycles of mental health . Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) offer several different types of psychoeducational therapies such as Coping, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). You never have too much support in your journey to recovery.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)
(TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. This non-drug treatment is FDA approved for the treatment of Major depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments haven't been effective.
- TMS has no side effects.
- Uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses similar to those used in and MRI.
- Stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression.
- TMS is not ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy).
- Over 1 million patients have been treated with TMS therapy.
- 1 out of 2 showed significant improvement.
- 1 out of 3 patients were symptom free.
- TMS is covered by most insurance.
- Is conducted locally in the doctor's office.