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 are not able to find relief from prescription medications.
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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.
Deep TMS technology is similar to what is used in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging systems). dTMS is widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide with registered patents by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
FDA-approved depression treatments are administered by Certified Technicians. Data has also been submitted to the FDA for dTMS in the treatment of OCD.
Dr. Oscar G. Morales is the Senior Medical Advisor for Achieve TMS East. He is also the founder (2009) and Medical Director of the McLean Hospital TMS Service, the first in the Harvard Medical School and Partners Healthcare system dedicated to psychiatric treatments and investigation. He is responsible for all TMS activities including clinical, training, and current investigation of TMS in treating psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Morales is on the faculty for the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program and is involved in the training of Harvard students, residents, fellows, and psychiatrists. He was involved in the efforts that led Massachusetts Medicare to approve TMS for depression. Soon after, the larger private health insurance companies followed.
“For over 25 years, self-medication was my only way of coping with depression (i.e. alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and crack). After many detoxes, acute recovery programs, Intensive Outpatients Programs, and incarcerations, I received mental health help (along with medications) with success but limited. One thing I noticed once I started TMS treatments was my ability to focus better. I also realized that when I encountered chaotic situations, breathing and taking a step back to analyze the situations became easier.
Now that my TMS treatments are over, I take it one day at a time. I also try to process any type of circumstance which I can see coming by using tools I’ve learned to use through my recovery. I would certainly recommend TMS to future patients. Although it was personally a scary thing to me at first, it was the whole team who calmed my fears when I first started and made the entire treatment very doable.
When it comes to my experience with Achieve TMS East’s services, I couldn’t ask for a more attentive, compassionate, and personable group. Whatever questions I had were met with truthful and assured answers. For a person such as me, I need to be around people who are positive, responsible, and even humorous in order for me to feel comfortable. The staff at Achieve reflect this, and it made my sessions with TMS a splendid experience.”
– S.B. Achieve TMS East Patient