TMS Therapy in New England: a Guide

What Does TMS Therapy Do?

Learn How this Excellent Alternative to Antidepressants Works

TMS therapy works by placing a helmet with a magnetic coil gently on the head of the patient – said coil creates a magnetic field that pulses directly to the part of the brain responsible for regulating mood. As a result of this brain stimulation, the neurons in the brain are activated, resulting in a natural sense of happiness and wellbeing.

The TMS difference is that it produces long-lasting results with little to no side effects.

Many people have treatment-resistant depression, where antidepressants have helped little if at all. TMS offers an excellent alternative. Whether or not antidepressants have helped previously, TMS can still be beneficial.

What are the Benefits of TMS Treatment?

The Benefits of TMS Therapy are Outlined Below

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Helps treat depression that won't respond to treatment

Those who aren’t helped by antidepressants are still able to benefit.

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A non-invasive method

 Neither electric shocks nor anesthesia are used in the process.

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Pain is minimal to nonexistent

The procedure is generally painless, but some patients report slight headaches.

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Cognition is not affected

Quick 20-minute treatments that the patient is able to drive themselves to and from.

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Efficacy without side effects

Avoid the negative side effects associated with antidepressants – such as weight gain, nausea, dry mouth, and reduced sex drive – with TMS.

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The treatment is drug-free

 There is no use of additional antidepressants or medications of any kind.

TMS Therapy: The Exciting Technology that has Helped Thousands of Patients with Medication-Resistant Depression and OCD.

Following a randomized control trial or study by NIMH, the FDA approved TMS for treating drug-resistant depression in 2008. 190 patients with medication-resistant depression participated in the study, which provided evidence of both TMS’s safety and efficacy. The Brainsway machine was developed from 2000-2009 and gained FDA approval in 2013. This brain stimulation device has been successfully tested around the world, demonstrating its efficacy in treating medication-resistant depression in over 60 publications. The Brainsway treatment technology is often referred to as “Deep” TMS because the magnetic pulses reach a distance up to 8 cm in depth.

Depression Sufferers Can Find Hope in TMS Therapy

Many people with depression have tried antidepressant therapies without success. TMS can provide you with hope and recovery. TMS was designed specifically to treat those with medication-resistant depression by addressing the underlying cause. Treatment with TMS restores chemical balance in the brain and has helped people of all ages and backgrounds. The fact that such an effective therapy method can have minimal to no side effects may surprise you. In contrast to medications or electric shock therapy, TMS provides direct contact with the mood centers of the brain without side effects. You will feel at ease in our TMS centers, which will help you to achieve your maximum level of comfort while being treated. Deep TMS therapy has no effect on cognition, so you are free to drive home or to work after your session is completed.

Comparison of Depression Treatments

TMS is a Drug-Free and Minimally Invasive Treatment Method

Taking antidepressants or receiving electric shock therapy can cause side effects that make you feel like your symptoms will never be completely alleviated. However, with the revolutionary technology that TMS provides, you will experience minimal to no side effects.

Yes, that’s right. Full relief of depression without having to suffer from side effects commonly associated with other treatments.

In order to undergo TMS therapy, you do not have to cease taking your prescribed medications. It may be possible to gradually reduce your medication intake following TMS treatment under the supervision of your doctor.

Brainsway TMS

The Brainsway machine has been successfully tested around the world, demonstrating its efficacy in over 60 clinical trials globally. The Brainsway treatment is often referred to as “deep” TMS because the magnetic pulses reach deeper than other magnetic coils on the market (up to 8cm in depth).

Treatment with TMS can Correct Chemical Imbalances

A common cause of depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. This can be a result of stress, genetics, traumatic events, or other physical or environmental factors.

By delivering magnetic pulses directly to the brain’s mood centers, TMS therapy helps restore feelings of happiness and well-being by stimulating the inactive neurons.

Chemical imbalances can appear in many forms. These include though aren’t limited to:

TMS Therapy is a Worldwide Solution for Treatment-Resistent Depression

TMS usage in Europe has shown promise to extend to the United States to help a greater population with these various conditions.

The US Drug and Food Administration (FDA) approved TMS for treating depression in 2008. In 2013, the FDA approved deep TMS for the treatment of depression. In 2018 the FDA approved deep TMS for the treatment of OCD.

TMS has been investigated further within Europe to treat conditions such as:

TMS Insurance Coverage

The number of insurance companies accepting TMS therapy for depression has doubled in the last few years. This indicates that insurers see value in a treatment method that is more efficient than the traditional MDD regimen alone.

TMS coverage is provided by more and more insurance companies due to its cost-benefit, thus broadening its benefits.

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