Are these alternative treatments safe?

Before jumping into any of these rather extreme solutions, make sure you have double-checked your diagnosis and confirmed that you have already exhausted simpler and safer treatment options. Then, if you still want to try these techniques, take your time and discuss the risks and benefits of these procedures with your psychiatrist, primary care physician, and the doctors who will perform the procedure. Do not be afraid to obtain several opinions and to discuss these procedures with your therapist, family members, and friends before you make a decision to either try one of these techniques or to wait until we know more and have even better options.