When arriving for a treatment session, you are asked to remove jewellery from the head area. Also, eye-glasses and metallic hair pins are removed. You sit on a chair and put on a fairly cool looking headcap, which is connected to the treatment device. The headcap contains electrodes, which are connected to your scalp via electrolyte solution. This means that you don’t have to be bald or shave your head, but also that your hair will get partly wet. Once the connection is good, treatment can be started.
The electric current is raised slowly to the treatment level and you may feel an itching sensation. Otherwise, you feel perfectly normal during the session, and the treatment sensation starts to fade away after couple of minutes. The session lasts for 30 minutes and you can spend the time doing therapeutic exercises or your own preferred activity. Usually, the treatment is done while sitting, but you are not bound to a chair, so you can freely move around if you wish.
The treatment is intended for major depressive disorder and available through your physician. Your physician may suggest the treatment to you, but you can also ask about the availability of the treatment yourself. Sooma Depression Treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or it can be added to ongoing therapies. The treatment is done daily for two to three weeks, after which there can be less frequent maintenance sessions.
Most often the treatment is done in a healthcare facility, so you visit a clinic to receive the treatment. You don’t need anyone to accompany you to the treatment session, and you can also safely drive a car after the session. All in all, you should reserve about 45 minutes for one visit.