Brain Stimulation Therapy is for people experiencing severe mental health disorders, including depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorders. This type of therapy is usually only considered after medication and talk therapy don’t produce the desired change.
A licensed specialist performs Brain Stimulation Therapy in a hospital. It requires general anesthesia. Using electrodes placed on the scalp, the specialist administers a series of electric waves to cause a brief seizure. The seizure causes chemical changes in the brain that can lessen the effects of severe depression.
If you’re interested in Brain Stimulation Therapy, speak with your therapist. This approach is generally only provided in more severe cases where individuals are at an increased risk of suicide.
Brain Stimulation Therapy usually requires several sessions and follow-up visits with the specialist. Only a qualified specialist should perform Brain Stimulation Therapy.