What is TMS therapy?
TMS Therapy is an in-office treatment that takes 18 minutes, is performed while the patient sits in a chair, and is administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks.
The patient sits comfortably in the treatment chair, awake and alert.
The TMS device containing the magnetic coil rests lightly on the patient's head.
The device delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain.
The patient can immediately resume normal activities.
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What is TMS therapy?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an FDA-approved depression treatment using a targeted magnetic field to stimulate areas of the brain that control mood and are thought to be underactive in people suffering from depression.
Safe, effective, and FDA-approved
TMS therapy is FDA-approved for patients who have tried antidepressants but have not achieved the desired results. To date, more than 1 million treatments have been performed for more than 30,000 patients.
Non-invasive and low stress
TMS therapy is non-invasive and patients may resume normal activity immediately following each session. Patients remain awake and alert for the entire session and can even watch television or listen to music during treatment.
Covered by most insurance
TMS is covered by Medicare, TRICARE, and most private insurers for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Check with your insurance carrier or find out if you’re covered now.
Medication-free outpatient treatments
TMS therapy is a precise, medication-free outpatient treatment that can be used safely and effectively with or without antidepressant medications.
Depression relief that lasts
In an open-label study, 68% of the participants who were followed for one year after therapy maintained the benefits of TMS.
Free from harmful medication side effects
TMS therapy is free from the harmful side effects that often accompany depression medications. The most common side effect of TMS is discomfort around the treatment area, which usually goes away within a week.
Here’s what to expect:
- No weight gain
- No sexual dysfunction
- No fatigue