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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a significant, technological advancement in the treatment of Major Depression. Magnetic pulses stimulate areas of the brain thought to control mood in patients with depression. These pulses may have a lasting positive effect on your brain's neurotransmitters making long-term remission possible. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications are not effective, or as an alternative to medication.

  • TMS was cleared for use by the FDA in 2008 for treatment of Major Depression
  • Non-invasive, non-systemic treatment
  • No down time - you can return to normal activities immediately
  • You are awake during your treatment
  • There are no negative effects on sleep or memory

What to Expect During Your TMS Treatment

  • Each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes
  • You'll recline comfortably in a treatment chair
  • You'll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation from the small coil positioned lightly on your head
  • Treatments are 5 days per week over the course of 4-6 weeks
  • Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from your treatment sessions

Ready to Get Back to Living Well?

Request a TMS Therapy Consultation