Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS is a procedure approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression. TMS can be an effective option for reducing the symptoms of depression in adults who have not improved with traditional treatments, including medication or psychotherapy. It can also be an alternative treatment for those who cannot tolerate antidepressant medications or do not wish to take them.
TMS uses magnetic energy to stimulate a part of the brain that regulates mood. TMS treatments are completely non-invasive, meaning they are done in an office setting and do not require needles or anesthesia. The treatment has been proven safe and effective in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of depression. And since nothing except pure energy enters the body, TMS treatment is free of the side effects often experienced with antidepressant medications, which circulate throughout the brain and body.
We work with psychiatrists, therapists, primary care physicians, and other providers of mental health care to ensure TMS is effectively integrated into a patient’s regular treatment plan.
If your medications are not helping with your depression, you may be eligible for using repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat your depression.