Thanks to TMS, these patients now have another option for depression treatment, and without the side effects associated with medications. TMS therapy helps to reset and rebalance the neurotransmitters that had become inactive or less active due to depression, restoring healthy brain function.
Because TMS is non-invasive and requires no sedation, is a safe holistic depression treatment solution. The daily sessions involve being seated in a comfortable chair, and then having our TMS certified technicians placed the treatment coil at the correct strength level and coordinates for the TMS pulses, as predetermined by a brainstem certified psychiatrist. Over the course of the 4 to 6 weeks of treatment (five days per week with a tapering), the strength of the pulses may be adjusted. If treatment for anxiety is also prescribed, I can be included in the sessions using a different position of the coil.
The FDA cleared the use of TMS in 2008 for the treatment and medication-resistant major depressive disorder. For patients who have tried anti-depressants without success, insurance will usually cover the cost of TMS treatment. Contact brainstem TMS clinics for a free consultation today at
It has long been known that certain critical areas of the frontal lobe of the brain are underactive in Major Depression. TMS delivers a very fast but very strong pulse of electromagnetic energy (on the scale of an small MRI machine) that causes the neurons in the brain to fire as the pulse passes through them. This increased firing has been demonstrated to trigger the release Brain Derived Neurotrophic Growth Factor (BDNF) and increased activity in the areas stimulated, as well as the brain regions connected to the area stimulated. Research has shown increased blood flow to the stimulated areas as well as increased neuronal connections and cellular growth. It’s the equivalent of exercising this part of the brain, and just as a muscle responds to being exercised by getting bigger, so does the brain.
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, TMS is a treatment option.
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