Depression in adulthood remains a common and often under-treated condition.
Depression can occur at any age, but it typically emerges in the mid-20s. Women experience depression twice as frequently as men, and symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Major depressive disorder, which may be diagnosed when depressive symptoms last for 2 weeks or more, is understood to occur in 15 to 17 percent of the population.
Symptoms of major depressive disorder can include a depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, increased fatigue, diminished activity and reduced concentration and attention.
These and other symptoms, particularly when prolonged, impair a person’s ability to function in day-to-day life, making effective treatment essential.
Research continues to improve our knowledge about the impact of depression on our ability to process information and the underlying processes in the brain that are associated with depressive symptoms.
With increased information, psychologists and mental health professionals have made significant progress in identifying effective treatments. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication has evolved the most effective treatment to date.
However, it is not fully understood exactly how and why antidepressants work. And despite significant advancements in medications, treating major depressive disorder remains a challenge. Although medication helps, it can be costly and produce troublesome side effects.
Recent Advances in Electrical Treatments
Noninvasive brain stimulation, such as CES have been increasingly investigated for the treatment of major depression.
Long-term depression happens over a period of time, but now you can get your brain to work for you again. The CES Ultra, using Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), can bring you true relief. It’s a proven way to treat feelings of depression—without using drugs. Studies show that approximately 70% of people with depression who use the CES Ultra find 70% relief of their symptoms.
You can use the CES Ultra while still on your medication. In fact, don’t go off your medication until your doctor says so. With the CES Ultra, you also have personalized telephone support to ensure that you get the full relief and results. CES has no withdrawal symptoms, as most drugs do. Explore its possibilities today.