TMS stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.” TMS is a revolutionary, noninvasive, FDA-cleared therapy used to treat depression and OCD. TMS uses a targeted magnetic pulses, similar to what is used in an MRI machine to activate parts of the brain, resulting in symptom improvement. Because it is not a depression drug, TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional antidepressant medications.
TMS Therapy is:
- Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment
- Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.
Relax in a comfortable TMS chair.
Sit back and relax and our TMS trained staff will ensure your absolute comfort and answer any questions you may have about your TMS experience.
We keep you as comfortable as possible as you progress on your road to success.
Your session is completed in less than 20 minutes.
You are fully awake and comfortable in your TMS reclining chair during the 20 – minute treatment session.
You can feel free to read a book, watch TV or chat with our staff while you complete your treatment session.
There is no post-treatment lethargy and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. So once your 20-minute treatment session is over, you’re on your way!
TMS therapy requires 36 sessions to provide sustainable relief from depression symptoms. You must return to the office five days a week, but the team always works with you to suit your schedule.
No satisfactory results from depression medication.
Experienced or worried about side effects from depression medications.
Changed antidepressants due to side effects.
Want to try a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.
It is safe and highly effective in targeting treatment-resistant depression
Covered by most health insurances and Medicare
Not a drug. No side effects from medication
No systemic side effects. TMS allows you to return to normal activities right away!
75% of patients achieve significant improvement
50% of patients achieve complete remission
While TMS therapy is primarily used for treatment-resistant depression and OCD, it is also used off-label in effective treatment for a variety of other mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and tinnitus.
Additionally, if you are already undergoing treatment at another location in the country and are just in town for a few days, your treating physician can send us your treatment parameters and orders and we will continue treatments.
If you are ready to try a non-medicated depression treatment with little to no side effects, call Ohio Psychiatric Services or book an appointment online today to learn more about transcranial magnetic stimulation.