TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is an FDA approved treatment for depression where a doctor painlessly stimulates a patients' brain with safe electromagnets.
TMS is used to treat depression in the patient population who don’t respond to antidepressant medication and psychotherapy.
The magnetic pulses induce small electric currents that change the firing patterns of neurons, altering dysfunctional brain patterns associated with depression. In simple words, TMS stimulates specific areas of the brain to provide relief and break the cycle of depression.
A typical treatment session lasts for 18-20 minutes, and takes place in our centers within private individual treatment rooms.
Our highly experienced Psychiatrist will perform the first consultation to assess if TMS is treatment of choice in your particular situation.
If the psychiatrist has determined that you are a candidate for TMS therapy and you are ready to move forward, they will create your individualized treatment plan.
It is important to determine how to most effectively administer your individual treatment, your first session may last up to an hour and a half.
During treatment, you’ll seated in a comfortable treatment chair and remain awake while the TMS therapy device delivers magnetic pulses to the specific areas of your brain known to regulate mood.