TMS vs Antidepressants for the Treatment of Depression
The statistics don’t lie: TMS is more effective than antidepressant medication when it comes to response, remission, preventing relapses and attacking treatment resistant depression.
Visual Communication - 70%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 60%
Usability - 65%
This infographic presents information about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a medical treatment for depression. The text includes statistics about depression and its effects, as well as the effectiveness of TMS compared to antidepressant medications. The text of this infographic does not display errors, but the sections could be re-ordered and condensed to create a more effective narrative. For example, there are 2 sections about the symptoms and outcomes of depression. The first appears at the beginning, while the other is presented at the end. If these were combined at the beginning, this would amplify the reader's interest in possible treatments for depression. The data visualizations and bright color palette of this infographic work effectively to communicate statistics, and simple rounded icons create an approachable aesthetic. Some icons, such as the skull-and-crossbones and the feet with a corpse tag, reflect a grim tone that is somewhat jarring. These are also not in keeping with the rest of the infographic, creating tonal dissonance that might distract the viewer. Overall, this infographic could benefit from re-structuring a few misplaced sections, and removing some visual elements that aren't a tonal match for the subject matter. We'd give this a D.