Need help with your depression? Get results with TMS therapy. Contact or visit Success TMS in South Elgin, Illinois.
Depression is a treatable illness, but not everyone responds well to the standard depression treatments. If you have depression and haven’t found relief from standard treatments such as medication and lifestyle changes, it may be time to consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This depression treatment is proven effective, with 2,150,000 sessions provided to over 65,000 people. In South Elgin, Illinois, Success TMS Treatment Centers offers TMS therapy for people with depression.
TMS is a depression treatment that doesn’t require the use of any mood-changing drugs or any invasive procedures. When you have TMS therapy at Success TMS, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They switch on the TMS device, and the coil delivers magnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex of your brain.
This is an effective depression treatment because the prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain responsible for regulating mood. In people with depression, the prefrontal cortex is less active than normal. Stimulating the prefrontal cortex with magnetic pulses helps this part of the brain work more effectively, and this helps to lift your mood and ease your symptoms of depression.
TMS therapy is a highly effective depression treatment, as our patient testimonials show.
There are several types of treatment available for depression, but TMS therapy is unique in the way it works and in the benefits it provides.
TMS therapy doesn’t require the use of any drugs. This means it’s a good option for people who:
Anti-depressants aren’t right for everyone. TMS therapy can be a good alternative treatment for depression.
TMS therapy isn’t the only depression treatment available; however, other drug-free treatments—electroconvulsive therapy and deep brain stimulation—involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and anesthesia.
TMS therapy is unique because it’s both drug-free and non-invasive. When you have TMS, you sit in a comfortable chair for the duration of the treatment. You can even watch TV or listen to music!
Another advantage of TMS therapy is that it has few side effects. In fact, fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. The most common side effect is discomfort at or near the treatment site during a treatment session. This is a temporary side effect that usually subsides after the first week of treatment.
At your first appointment at Success TMS, you’ll complete some paperwork, and then have an interview with our physician. The paperwork takes around 15 minutes, and the interview takes up to 45 minutes. The physician will review your medical and mental health history, and then discuss the treatment with you. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions you have about TMS therapy. We want you to have all the information you need to make a confident decision!
As Success TMS patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can make plans to fit treatment around your other commitments.
The full course of treatment is typically up to six weeks with up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of less frequent treatments.
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, but a small number of people are not eligible for treatment. The main reason that disqualifies someone is the presence of metal in the head that can’t be removed.
This can include: