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How​ ​TMS​ ​Therapy​ ​Can​ ​Help​ ​Relieve​ ​Depression


Though​ ​antidepressants​ ​can​ ​treat​ ​the​ ​symptoms​ ​of​ ​depression,​ ​patients​ ​often​ ​still​ ​feel mildly​ ​depressed​ ​with​ ​medication.​ ​TMS​ ​Therapy​ ​is​ ​an​ ​effective​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​alternative​ ​to drug​ ​treatment​ ​for​ ​depression​ ​that​ ​gives​ ​patients​ ​the​ ​benefits​ ​of​ ​antidepressants​ ​without the​ ​side​ ​effects.​ ​Because​ ​TMS​ ​stimulates​ ​brain​ ​tissues​ ​through​ ​noninvasive​ ​and​ ​gentle magnetic​ ​pulses​ ​to​ ​target​ ​key​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​the​ ​brain,​ ​individuals​ ​who​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​have​ ​TMS treatment​ ​often​ ​see​ ​an​ ​improvement​ ​in​ ​their​ ​mood​ ​and​ ​a​ ​better​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​life.

Each​ ​session​ ​is​ ​30​ ​minutes​ ​to​ ​an​ ​hour​ ​with​ ​the​ ​patient​ ​seated​ ​in​ ​a​ ​reclining​ ​chair​ ​while​ ​a technician​ ​determines​ ​where​ ​to​ ​place​ ​the​ ​stimulator​ ​to​ ​target​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the individual’s​ ​brain.​ ​Magnetic​ ​pulses​ ​are​ ​then​ ​sent​ ​into​ ​the​ ​brain​ ​to​ ​stimulate​ ​the predetermined​ ​region.​ ​The​ ​treatment​ ​takes​ ​several​ ​days​ ​over​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​a​ ​few​ ​weeks with​ ​minimal​ ​to​ ​no​ ​side​ ​effects.​ ​Patients​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​to​ ​notice​ ​their​ ​depression​ ​subsiding within​ ​a​ ​few​ ​sessions.

TMS​ ​Therapy​ ​is​ ​an​ ​ideal​ ​option​ ​for​ ​people​ ​with​ ​severe​ ​depression​ ​who​ ​don’t​ ​see​ ​results from​ ​drug​ ​treatment​ ​alone,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​wean​ ​themselves​ ​off​ ​antidepressants. To​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​how​ ​TMS​ ​works,​ ​read​ ​more​ ​from​ ​our​ ​TMS​ ​page.​ ​To​ ​determine​ ​if TMS​ ​treatment​ ​is​ ​a​ ​good​ ​option​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​contact​ ​us​ ​via​ ​email​ ​or​ ​phone​ ​today.