About TMS Therapy:

What is TMS Therapy

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a new non-invasive, non-systemic, cutting edge therapy system used for the treatment of depression. TMS therapy is directed for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to respond to standard medical treatments (anti-depressants). TMS therapy is a 37 minute outpatient procedure that is prescribed by a psychiatrist and performed at the doctor’s office. The treatment is commonly administered once a day, 5 days a week, for 4-6 weeks. The goal is to reduce or completely eliminate the patient’s anti-depressant regimen and increase their quality of life. CONTACT US.

Non-Drug Depression Therapy

TMS is Non-invasive and Non-systemic, meaning that it does not involve surgery or require any anesthesia or sedation and does not require the patient to take any medication that circulates throughout the whole body. And unlike standard medical treatments TMS does not cause any cognitive side effects, memory problems, weight gain, or sexual dysfunction. CONTACT US.

Technology Behind TMS

TMS uses electromagnetic induction to generate an electric current across the scalp and skull without physical contact. A plastic-enclosed coil of wire is held next to the skull and when activated, this electric current generates a perpendicular magnetic field. This magnetic field in return, generates another electric current in nearby material. In this case, the current runs through the brain tissue reaching 2-3 centimeters into the brain, directly beneath the treatment coil. The nature of the magnetic field allows it to pass through the patient’s hair, skin, and skull and into the mood-regulating area without being distorted in any way. This method allows for precise, targeted stimulation, minimizing the stimulation of brain tissue thought to be involved in mood regulation. CONTACT US.