TMS is an alternative treatment to medication for Pregnancy Depression

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royer3000
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   Posted 7/7/2012 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps another reason to consider transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, therapy for depression in pregnancy, which treats maternal depression but avoids systemic fetal drug exposure:

“Untreated maternal depression was associated with slower rates of fetal body and head growth. Pregnant mothers treated with SSRIs had fewer depressive symptoms and their fetuses had no delay in body growth but had delayed head growth and were at increased risk for preterm birth. Further research on the implications of these findings is needed.”

This post I read on a website: http://www.westcoasttmsinstitute.com/

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   Posted 7/7/2012 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Royer3000,

Welcome to the depression forum. And thank you for the information. We do have a member who was wondering about tms and I think this will be very helpful for them.

Take care, keep posting.

Have a good day.

Hugs, Karen
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