Sadness is a silent disease. I believe that many people are fighting in silence that there was a religion and now they are trying to be one. Fighting the stigma of mental health is a complex battle that continues into the 20th century. If it is true that there are no more horror movies than asylums, where people are beaten, put in cages or stuck. Now there are developers who help us fight these invisible diseases that darken our soul.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression can cause serious symptoms that affect how you feel, think and coordinate daily activities such as sleeping, eating or working. It is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, income, culture, or educational level.
Taking care of our head is as important as protecting ourselves physically. When we are sick, with a fever, a stomach ache, or a headache, we go to the doctor, what if the pain progresses further? Depression is characterized by low mood and feelings of sadness, associated with changes in behavior, actions and thinking. A disease that gradually turns you around, where you feel empty, hopeless, frustrated or useless.
Mental illnesses have increased in recent years in Spain, especially among young people. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), one in seven young people between the ages of 10 and 19 suffer from some mental disorder. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among young people between the 15th and 29th centuries.
Zamora has become a pioneer in implementing innovative treatments to combat this serious disease. And it is that in the Provincial Hospital there is one of the three devices for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. Only Madrid and Valencia have these concerns and more attentive mechanisms for constant depression, something that Zamora places only with these developments in northern Spain.
To apply this therapeutic magnetic stimulation, the Junta de Castilla y Leon has invested more than 100,000 euros in the acquisition of certain brands to improve the therapy of these pathologies in the Psychiatry sector in Zamora. Likewise, the specific training of professionals was also necessary and to achieve greater technical efficiency, Zamora is working with the aid complex of Stanford University.
This year 2023, Zamora’s service of Psychiatry and mental health promoted a unit to resist depression and to prevent destructive behavior, whose purpose is to treat serious depressive disorders with greater precautions compared to conventional treatments. This unit is made up of a clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist and two mental health nursing professionals who will be able to address the most serious affective pathologies and provide proven answers.
persistent depressive disorder It is a form of long-term, ongoing depression. What takes time and what conventional treatments can handle, this new technology reaches the hospital so that no one is helpless, powerless and without strength to fight against their head, which is often the worst enemy.
According to the territorial delegate, Leticia García, it is necessary to “treat in addition to conventional treatments, something with greater caution towards people with persistent depression or more destructive tendencies”. With this new technology, there are currently four patients in the treatment of headache, but it is estimated that there are 200 people in Zamora who continue to suffer from depression.
Manuel Franco, head of the ministry of psychiatry at the Provincial Hospital of Zamora, states that “it has a disease with a large presence in the population. It generally resists conventional treatments, but a few are resistant to the treatment that is associated with it.” with the risk of killing.
The hotel, past, present and future, has three rooms adapted to this treatment. Among them, one for transcranial magnetic stimulation, another for the use of a new drug to fight depression, a room fully equipped with all the individual care for those people who start using esketamine, a type of treatment that has not been available until now. exists and will soon begin work.