What is TMS Therapy?
TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is commonly used to treat forms of depression by stimulating the brain non-invasively using electromagn...
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How does TMS Therapy work?
A TMS device sends short stimulating pulses of magnetic fields to the area of the brain that is thought to function abnormally in patients with depression. ...
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Does my insurance cover Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment?
Yes. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is typically covered by most insurances. You can speak to one of our intake specialists to learn more about your spec...
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Is TMS Therapy like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)?
No. While both show effective results for treating depression, there are many differences in safety and tolerability. During a TMS treatment session, patie...
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What is a typical course of treatment with TMS Therapy?
Typically, the average course of TMS Therapy happens five times per week for exactly 37 minutes sessions over a 4-6 week timeframe. Any additional treatmen...
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Is TMS Therapy uncomfortable?
No, the most common side effect related to treatment was scalp discomfort during treatment sessions. This side effect was typically mild-moderate and was sh...
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Can I also take antidepressant(s) if I am receiving TMS Therapy?
Yes. In clinical trials, TMS therapy was safely administered with and without other antidepressant medications.
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Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects associated with antidepressant medications?
TMS is non-systemic, which means that it does not circulate in the blood throughout the body. Because it’s non-systemic, it does not have typical anti-depre...
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How long does the antidepressant effect last?
In a clinical trial, 2 out of 3 patients who had either responded to treatment or completely remitted their depression symptoms reported 12 months later tha...
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Are there potential risks of TMS Therapy?
TMS Therapy has been demonstrated to be safe in clinical trials and most people tolerate the TMS Therapy system very well. Throughout over 10,000 active tr...
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