Today’s article was found on the NeuroStar.com website. In case you do not know, NeuroStar offers TMS Therapy, and you can visit their website for more information as well as request a consultation appointment with us if you are around the Wichita, Kansas area. Let’s get to the blog, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health, more than 17 million people in the US have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. We do have months and days set for awareness on different mental health issues, including depression, but it is something that should be talked about 365 days a year. We are going to be focusing on myths that people believe about depression and talk to you a little about NeuroStar TMS Therapy.
Myth #1: “People with depression are not normal.”
Having depression does not make and individual abnormal or less of a person, crazy, or lazy, which are all common beliefs about mental illnesses. Openly talking about it does not mean they are seeking attention and is the first step in de-stigmatizing mental illness. Seventeen million people is a lot of people affected by this illness and shows you that depression does not discriminate, and you never know who is struggling with it.
Myth #2: “Depression is only triggered by sad or traumatic experiences.”
Depression is not always caused by one particular event. It is much more than a mood or feeling one gets, and they can’t just wish it away. We wish it were that easy. There are certainly things that can cause depression to get worse.
Myth #3: “Antidepressants and counseling works for everyone.”
Yes, you read that right. It is a common belief that antidepressants and counseling are a one size fits all treatment, but this is not the case. Everyone is different; therefore, everyone is going to respond differently to different medications and counseling.
Lastly, the article is about the experience of a NeuroStar recipient and how it has changed their life for the better. This is not to say that NeuroStar TMS Therapy is the right choice for everybody, and it is definitely not an easy process. I encourage all of you to look at some information about TMS Therapy on the NeuroStar website as well as talk to your loved ones who are struggling with depression and see if it is the right decision for them or you.