TMS Treatment for Depression
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a revolutionary and state-of-the-art procedure used to treat the symptoms of depression in patients who have not experienced relief through oral medications. This transformational therapy is FDA-approved, safe, non-invasive, and virtually pain-free.
TMS treatments can be conveniently administered in our offices and typically only take around 20 minutes per-session to complete. The therapy consists of five sessions a week, for four to six weeks.
What To Expect During Your TMS Experience in 3 simple steps
When arriving for your TMS therapy appointment, you can expect a courteous and professionally-trained staff to eagerly attend to all your needs to make your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
1. Relax in our comfortable reclining TMS chairs.
You’ll be awake for the entire procedure, so there’s no worry about post-treatment grogginess or sluggishness from medications.
During this phase, we’ll ensure your absolute comfort and answer any questions you may have about the equipment or function of the devices. All this is to make you as comfortable as possible with this life-changing treatment.
2. Twenty minutes of TMS treatment
We will carefully prepare to place the electromagnetic coil on your head. Several measurements may be taken before this to ensure proper positioning of the coil. It will then be gently brought to rest on the front side of your brain, and the treatment will begin.
3. Come back and do it again.
Complete this simple process five days a week, for six weeks, and you’ll be on your way to a brighter future. It’s that easy! 20 minutes for 30 times, and you can get back to feeling like yourself again.
After Your TMS Therapy
Since TMS treatment is a painless, non-drug, and non-invasive procedure, you won’t feel tired or woozy afterward. You can simply leave our offices and resume your everyday activities, including driving and even physical exercise.
Only a few percent of people discontinue TMS therapy due to unfavorable effects. Commonly reported side effects include temporary discomfort around the treatment site during TMS, but they’re typically remedied within the first week of therapy.
After a full course of treatment, patients who underwent TMS therapy have reported a significant reduction in their depression symptoms, in addition to experiencing improved energy and appetite, and a reduction in anxiety.
The Science Behind TMS
This incredible breakthrough therapy carries many advantages for patients who have experienced minimal to no relief of their depression through medication or other treatments. But you may be wondering what makes TMS so effective, and the science behind its efficacy.
The alternative treatment of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation utilizes a metal coil to create a pulsating magnetic field. These electromagnetic pulses are used to target specific areas of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which is the area typically linked to depression.
The pulses emanating from the coil cause electrical changes in the neurons of the brain that control and regulate mood. The pulse stimulates the neurons to produce neurotransmitters which can help regulate and stabilize your mood.
Proudly Serving FL
At SuccessTMS, we are dedicated to providing our patients and their families in FL safe, FDA-approved, and effective treatment alternatives for clinical depression. Our offices are conveniently located near the counties and areas of Miami, Monroe, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and others.
The treatment of TMS is creating a beacon of light and hope for all those suffering from depression, their families, and their loved ones. At SuccessTMS, we want to help you regain control of your life and get back to enjoying it, the way you deserve to.
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