A Breakthrough Medication-Free Treatment for Depression
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or “TMS” Therapy is a cutting-edge, noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve depression. TMS is approved by the FDA and recommended by the American Psychiatric Association for the treatment of major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
TMS Therapy is about twice as effective as medication and has fewer side effects than most medications. A single course of treatment helps most people stay depression-free for years to come.
- Noninvasive & Highly Effective
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Less potential side effects than medications
- Lasting relief
After TMS, people have less anxiety and think sharper, with better memory and concentration. See if TMS Therapy is right for you or someone you love.
Why happens in TMS? During each 20-minute treatment, you’ll sit in a chair with the magnet over your head. You may feel some muscle tension or tingling near the magnet, but it is not painful. People are fully awake and alert during the therapy and are able to walk, talk, and drive afterwards. TMS only affects a small part of the brain and doesn’t require people to be unconscious. Unlike ECT, it does not use electricity, does not work by causing seizures, and does not impair memory.
We use the latest device, Deep TMS, which provides fuller activation of the brain’s mood center. Only Deep TMS is FDA approved in OCD.
What to Expect During a TMS Session:
TMS Therapy sessions last about 20 minutes and are performed in the comfort of our offices in Winston-Salem and Boone, NC. During the session, you will sit in a chair with a magnet over your head. You will be fully awake and alert during the therapy and able to walk, talk, and drive following your appointment.
TMS is not related to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Unlike ECT, it does not use electricity, does not work by causing seizures, and does not impair memory. TMS only affects a small part of the brain and doesn’t require people to be unconscious. Some patients may experience some muscle tension or tingling near the magnet but the TMS therapy is not painful.
TMS has fewer side effects than most medications, and is twice as effective as most meds. Most side effects are mild and improve with time.
Experience the difference TMS Therapy can make in your life! Contact our office today to learn more about this breakthrough, medication-free depression treatment.