Yes. If you are already taking a course of antidepressants that are already working to some degree, even if they alone are not bringing the brain to normal, it is a good idea to keep taking them even while undergoing TMS therapy.
As always, there are possible exceptions. For example, a patient with severe bipolar disorder likely should not only be taking antidepressants. Rather, these patients should take a mood stabilizer, a component of which antidepressants should make up. This is because bipolar patients suffer from mood changes beyond depression, and treating one without the other will not be nearly as useful as treating the problem as a whole.
Our technicians have experienced success with bipolar patients taking the correct medications while applying TMS therapy to the right side of the brain instead of the left. We have recently begun the process of publishing a paper regarding our findings.
Call our offices today to discuss your medications with our doctors and learn how they could interact with TMS treatment.
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