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I think its important to take any action, make an appointment with ANY doctor, don't stop yourself because it might be the wrong one.

I researched bio's for months before making an appointment. I picked the one person in Vegas that had the experience I was looking for with "Mindfulness Techniques, Neurofeedback, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation"....

Even though that was what he was expert at, he let me know that those services were not what I needed at that point. After getting actual medications to stabilize, I was in a much better position to try the more hippy-esque treatments and go from ok to happy.

So really trust doctors to get you where you need to go... especially if they have good reviews on ZocDoc (Damnit... I'm doing it again).




> Mindfulness Techniques, Neurofeedback,

quackery

> Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

yeah because a treatment that might induce a seizure is just what one needs.

People, do research and be extremely wary of anything hyped.

For me, dance movement therapy worked. It's not trendy, it takes time and effort but -- it was worth it.


TCMS has some evidence. Here's the president of the Royal College of Psychiatry mentioning it: https://twitter.com/wendyburn/status/986529464422227968

https://twitter.com/wendyburn/status/986560081268535296

https://twitter.com/wendyburn/status/986546366590738432

https://twitter.com/wendyburn/status/986538193699901441

In that first tweet she's talking about English NHS Mental Health Trusts.

Here's the guidance from NICE: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg542

NICE don't seem to have anything for "Dance Movement Therapy".


> yeah because a treatment that might induce a seizure is just what one needs.

For some patients, a treatment that does exactly induce a seizure (i.e. ECT) is what they need. Of course, because of the risk of harm, it's still reserved as something of a last resort and only for particularly severe cases.

I'm pretty sure rTMS has nowhere near the same risk profile, even in the reported cases where seizure did occur.

> do research and be extremely wary of anything hyped

I would offer the same advice for anything that is hyped against with scare tactics, if not just, more broadly, any proposed medical treatment.




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