Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)
TMS is a revolutionary, noninvasive, FDA approved therapy used to treat depression in patients who have failed to respond adequately to treatment with antidepressants. 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.
TMS is safe and easy to tolerate and performed while the patient is awake and alert. Because it is not a depression drug, TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional antidepressant medications.
How does transcranial magnetic stimulation work?
Relax in a comfortable reclining 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.
Who is a candidate?
If you agree with two or more of the statements below, then TMS may be right for you Depression symptoms have interfered with daily life.
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.
What are the benefits?
TMS is a revolutionary therapy that treats the symptoms of depression by gently stimulating areas of the brain that causes depression. Some of the most valuable benefits of TMS are:
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!
68% of patients achieve significant improvement
45% of patients achieve complete remission
While TMS therapy is primarily used for treatment-resistant depression, it is also used off-label in effective treatment for a variety of other mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
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.