About Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Treatment-resistant depression is depression that has not adequately responded to typical treatments like psychotherapy and SSRIs. TMS is an FDA-approved treatment that aims to treat treatment-resistant depression my stimulating the neurons within the brain. With over two decades of research, it has again and again proved to be an effective treatment against depression.
TMS requires several session for it to be effective. Typically, patients receive TMS 5 times a week for 4-6 weeks. TMS does not require sedation or anesthesia, unlike ECT, so you can tend to your other responsibilities like working afterwards.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is TMS dangerous?
TMS is a non-invasive, safe, and effective procedure used to treat depression. Unlike other therapies for treatment-resistant depression, it does not require general anesthesia and patients are awake during the procedure.
Are there side effects to TMS?
As with any therapy, there may be side effects to your treatment. The most common side effects are headaches, lightheadedness, and nausea. These side effects typically resolve within one day.
Do I need to be hospitalized following my treatment?
No, TMS is performed in an outpatient setting. Patients receive treatment and go home afterwards. Unlike ECT, TMS is not preformed under anesthesia and patients are fully coherent afterwards.
Does TMS work for other conditions?
There is evidence suggesting TMS may be effective in treating PTSD, OCD, and GAD. Contact your psychiatrist for more information.
Billing & Insurance
We accept the following Insurances Plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- United Healthcare
We accept more insurance plans that are not listed. Please call our office for more information. We also accept Medicaid and Medicare.
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