New Hope For Those with Major Depression
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH
FDA Approved, Non-Invasive, Covered by Insurance, Over 1 Million Treatments Nationwide
A groundbreaking FDA-Approved therapy that's non-invasive
Antidepressents Not Working?
Still having symptoms of depression even with your current antidepressant

TMS INTRO

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Patient Testimonial

Tish shares her Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) experience.

“TMS Therapy has truly given me new hope” – Tish

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TMS Overview Video

This short video explains the basic concept of TMS Therapy

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Dr Todd Hutton: President of Clinical TMS Society

Dr. Hutton gives an overview of TMS and answers some of the most frequently asked questions

TMS BY THE NUMBERS

1 %
OF Patients

Experience Significant Reduction of Symptoms

1 %
of patients

Achieve Remission

Over 300 Million Covered Lives

TMS FAQ's

Most frequent questions and answers

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 

1–(833)–TMS–INFO

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.

Response rates to TMS exceed that of medication in treatment resistant patients.

  • The evidence for the clinical efficacy of TMS in the treatment of depression is considerable, spanning more than 30 controlled clinical research studies, including NIMH sponsored studies.
  • Easily tolerated. The most common side effect is mild scalp pain or discomfort
  • Non-invasive and non-systemic
  • No anesthesia or sedation
  • No adverse effects on memory
  • No change in daily activities
  • Adopted by insurers covering 300 million US lives
  • Have you taken more than 1 anti-depressant medication?
  • Have medications failed to provide adequate benefit for your depression?
  • Do the side effects from your medication outweigh the benefit?
  • Has depression increased your doctor visits for other healthcare conditions?
  • Is depression affecting your ability to make a living?
  • Does depression still have too much control over your life?

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, TMS is a treatment option.

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TMS FAQ's

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

See first hand how TMS has help other like you

ALTERNATIVE TMS USES

Information about other ways TMS has helped others

ABOUT DEPRESSION

Learn more about depression

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Answers to questions regarding insurance coverages