Depression has become a major condition affecting many Americans. Treatments seem to become available rather frequently. Dr. O’Toole includes in his health questionnaire information concerning a patients history of depression. It can be an important part of determining if a patient is a good candidate for plastic surgery. Patients are questioned concerning both their desires as well as their expectation for surgery. Patients considering multiple procedures such as abdominoplasty, facelift, and blepharoplasty combined will need to understand not only the physical aspect of surgery and recovery but also the psychological impact. It is not unusual for patients to have short periods of depression during recovery following plastic surgery with multiple procedures. Patients will endure a wide range of emotions but overall patients have a positive surgical experience. More severe forms of depression have been treated with magnetic treatment. According to ABC7 one little jolt of electricity is making a major difference in the treatment of depression.
Major depression is the fourth leading cause of world disability, affecting more than 19 million American adults every year. Therapy is available, but only one-third of those people will get treated fully.
“What we find is that if someone’s had one episode of depression, there’s a 50 percent chance of it coming back,” said Dr. H.J. Schulte, a psychiatrist and addictionologist at the Schulte Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz.
A new, one of its kind treatment is offering hope by zapping the problem away. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat patients who have failed on anti-depression medication.
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