Leading Massachusetts Provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
What Makes Achieve TMS East Unique?
Achieve TMS East understands that each person has a unique background and history, which is why we provide an initial free in person consultation to discuss your specific symptoms and conditions. The Achieve TMS East team consists of compassionate and experienced TMS Specialists and Doctors who will walk you through the treatment process, answer any questions, and create a high-quality treatment environment to increase the most effective outcomes.
TMS Sends Magnetic Pulses to the Mood Centers of the Brain
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is an innovative treatment that offers lasting relief from depression symptoms. dTMS has been clinically proven to be an effective and non-invasive alternative for those who were not able to find relief from prescription medications. dTMS has also been shown to have none of the side effects that are commonly seen in antidepressant treatment and electric shock therapy (ECT).
Benefits of TMS Treatment
- Targets the direct source of the brain where mood is regulated with no side effects
- Helps those with medication resistant depression who have not found relief prior
- Safe and Non-Invasive option that does not use anesthesia or electric shocks
- Performed in an Outpatient Setting, Patients are able to drive safely home following treatment
- Does not cause many of the side effects seen in antidepressant treatments—avoid the weight gain, nausea, dry mouth, decreased libido, and other side effects.
TMS Leading Alternative Depression Treatment
For many people, medication resistant depression leaves them feeling hopeless and without an option that works for them. With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), it provides an effective alternative for depression treatment that will allow for the brain to create an equilibrium and find balance. Even if you have tried electric shock therapy in the past without relief, TMS can be the treatment option that works for you.
How TMS works
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation utilizes a magnetic stimulating coil that is placed gently on the patient’s head. The coil produces a magnetic field that pulses directly to the brain where mood is regulated. The stimulation activates the chemicals in the mood to produce the natural feeling of happiness and well-being. The TMS difference is that is produces long lasting results with the least side effects.
Offers New Hope
If you are one of the many who have tried antidepressant therapies but have not found relief, TMS can provide you hope and recovery. TMS was specifically designed to help those who have medication resistant depression and target the direct source of the problem in the brain. TMS treatment restores the chemical imbalance in the brain and has helped a wide range of age groups and backgrounds. There is a new-found HOPE in TMS.
It may seem surprising that such an effective treatment can provide minimal to no side effects. TMS was designed to provide direct contact to the mood centers of the brain which eliminate the side effects that may come from medications or electric shock therapy. The magnetic pulse is typically not felt at all during treatment and a very few have experienced a slight headache at the site of treatment.
The treatment setting in the medical office has been designed to put you at ease and for you to reach your optimal comfort level while receiving treatment. You will be seated in a comfortable chair where you can sit back and watch television, listen to music, or just close your eyes and rest. Once treatment has been completed, you are free to drive home at ease.
No Drug Side Effects
Side effects from antidepressants or electric shock therapy treatment can feel like there will never be complete relief. However, with the revolutionary technology that TMS provides you will experience minimal to no side effects. That’s right, imagine finding full relief from depression while not having to endure those common side effects in other treatment options such as weight gain, nausea, dizziness and loss of libido.
If you are currently taking a medication and undergoing TMS treatment, do not stop taking your prescribed medications. Post TMS treatment you may be able to gradually go of your medications with the supervision of a qualified doctor. If you need a doctor to work with you on your medications, we can assign you one from our network.
Restores Chemical Balance
Depression is often caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain which can occur due to high levels of stress, genetics, traumatic events, and other physical and environmental factors. TMS works by delivering magnetic pulses directly to these mood centers of the brain that stimulates the sleepy chemicals to restore the feeling of happiness and well-being.
Signs of a chemical imbalance may include a lack of energy, irritability, change in sleep and/or eating habits, lack of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable, and isolation.
Not Just Depression
The US Drug and Food Administration (FDA) approved TMS for the treatment of depression in 2008. In 2013, the FDA also approved TMS for the treatment of migraines. In Europe TMS has been explored further for additional conditions such as major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD, stroke after-effects, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nicotine addiction, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. The use of TMS in Europe has shown promise to extend in the nearby future in the United States to help more people with these various conditions.