Deep TMS Therapy

Deep TMS Therapy
(Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy)

The Most Advanced Medical Treatment for Depression

Deep TMS Therapy uses painless magnetic fields, much like an MRI, to stimulate regions of the brain associated with major depressive disorder and other disorders. It has been shown to be particularly effective in treatment-resistant cases, where traditional medication and therapy may have little or no effect.

  • Life without antidepressant medications and their common side effects.
  • FDA-cleared for severe depression (Major Depressive Disorder).
  • Complete, long-term remission of depression in nearly half of all patients.
Woman undergoes Deep TMS Therapy
TMS Therapy

Deep TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy)

The Most Advanced Medical Treatment for Depression

Deep TMS Therapy uses painless magnetic fields, much like an MRI, to stimulate regions of the brain associated with major depressive disorder and other disorders. It has been shown to be particularly effective in treatment-resistant cases, where traditional medication and therapy may have little or no effect.

  • Life without antidepressant medications and their common side effects.
  • FDA-cleared for severe depression (Major Depressive Disorder).
  • Complete, long-term remission of depression in nearly half of all patients.

TMS Therapy Q&A

How Does TMS Therapy Work?

You are seated in a comfortable chair and a cushioned device is placed on your head. TMS uses magnetic fields, much like an MRI, to stimulate specific areas of your brain. A session lasts about 20 minutes and there are no systemic side effects preventing you from continuing your daily routine. To relieve depression symptoms, it’s best to have daily treatments for about a month.

Is TMS Therapy Safe?

TMS Therapy is safe and is endorsed by major institutions like Harvard, The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. It has been cleared by the FDA to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) and has been in use in Europe for decades to treat a variety of other conditions.

How Is Deep TMS Therapy Different from Standard TMS?

Deep TMS is a patented technology where the magnetic pulses cover more regions of the brain and reach deeper levels than standard transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. According to a 2019 study, Deep TMS Therapy can result in much higher levels of effective treatment through brain stimulation than standard TMS.

Is TMS Therapy New?

TMS Therapy is a painless, non-invasive and FDA-cleared treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) and other issues. It has been effective in treatment-resistant cases where antidepressant medications have reached limits. Using TMS for depression has been practiced in Europe for over 30 years and in the U.S. for over 12 years.

Is Deep TMS Therapy an Effective Treatment for Major Depression?

In using TMS for depression, drastic improvement is reported by 68% of patients and 45% report total remission from depression. Most patients notice significant improvement after 2 weeks of treatment.

What Happens During Deep TMS Therapy?

Patients relax in a treatment chair while awake. A Deep TMS cushioned helmet is placed over the head to deliver pulses to specific regions of the brain, which feel like little taps on the scalp.

How Often Is TMS Required?

A typical course of TMS Therapy is 20-30 treatment sessions (20 minutes a day for 4-6 weeks).

What Happens After a TMS Therapy Session?

There are no systemic side effects from transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. After a session, patients can return to their normal activities without impairment.

Are There Side Effects from Deep TMS Therapy?

Because the magnetic fields stimulate nerve cells, some people may feel mild scalp discomfort or a mild headache during treatment, but these quickly dissipate and diminish with further treatment. Side effects reported are far fewer and less severe than antidepressant medications. While there is a small risk of seizures to all forms of TMS, it is less than or comparable to seizure rates experienced with antidepressant medication.

Is TMS Therapy Better Than Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)?

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) involves applying direct electric currents to a patient’s head. While research shows the effectiveness of ECT vs. TMS to be essentially the same, ECT has caused many serious side effects, where TMS patients have only experienced mild discomfort at times.

Patient discusses TMS therapy

TMS Therapy Can Help You!

While Deep TMS Therapy has been cleared by the FDA for severe depression and OCD, many other conditions are reported to be improved by transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, including:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Autism
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Migraines
  • Cognitive Enhancement/Memory Loss
  • Chronic Pain
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