Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Comments by Bianca

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  • Much enjoyed reading this article. I am about to start seeing a psychiatrist for the first time in my life. He has a small website of which about 30% is taken up with TMS. Thought that looked concerning and I decided to do some research. I read the published articles and found it odd to only read positives, that didn’t seem reality. Am very happy to have found this article to bring matters in perspective.

    Am very happy for those the treatment works. For me, I find capitalism and medicine a scary concept. I am from the Netherlands and love living in the US for the past 15 years (I am a US citizen), but I worry about the medical system where it often seems that making money is the engine driving medicine. The fact that this treatment is extremely expensive clearly makes it much more interesting to a psychiatrist – especially compared to his normal office consultation.
    In addition, I would think that any insurance company would jump at a one time expense of $5000-$11000 compared to a lifetime of doctor consults and medication.
    The fact ‘maintenance’ is required makes me think it’s clearly the psychiatrist who feels happiest.
    I find it extremely scary to fire braincells, there’s no accurate method of true assessment on what exactly happens within the brain and what it’s long-term effects will be.
    I have been taking 3 anti-depressants for over a year and only feel worse. I am not even sure depression is the issue. And I am not sure if I should see a psychiatrist now…..