Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy) is a safe and effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have not experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication. TMS Therapy can be used in conjunction with medication or as a stand-alone treatment.
TMS Therapy is a non-invasive, non-drug, FDA-cleared treatment for individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from 1 prior anti-depressant medication at/or above the minimal effective dose and duration in the current episode. However, most insurance companies require that a patient has not achieved satisfactory improvement from at least 4 prior anti-depressant medications.
TMS Therapy works by delivering magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain involved in mood regulation – areas known to be underactive in those diagnosed with MDD. The magnetic pulses stimulate brain cells, thereby improving the brain’s ability to regulate mood.
How it Works?
The TMS device is placed near your forehead.
An electromagnetic coil delivers short pulses of magnetic energy.
This magnetic energy stimulates nerve cells in the region of your brain associated with mood control and depression.
Remission from Depression is Possible with TMS Therapy
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