TMS therapy is a relatively new procedure for treating depression when compared to medication and therapy. Simply put, TMS therapy is the medical field’s response to those that are resistant to anti-depressant medication and therapy. If you are suffering from Depression in Columbus, you should give us a call. Too many people resign themselves to unhappiness because they feel they have exhausted all options. We are here to tell you that TMS therapy can be the answer you have been seeking.
Why does deep TMS work? The procedure works by sending magnetic pulses through the skull and to areas of the brain that are associated with mood and behavior. TMS therapy is used to activate these areas. The positive influence of the therapy on brain activity is enough to put many patients’ depression in full remission.
Who is best for the procedure? Adults (over the age of 18) are ideal candidates for the procedure. Before getting transcranial magnetic stimulation, patients must be diagnosed with depression and have tried, unsuccessfully, antidepressant medication. Because the process uses magnetism, patients should not have metal implants in their body.
What are TMS costs? TMS is covered by many insurance plans. Give us a call to find out if you are eligible.
Who administers the procedure? A TMS physician prescribes TMS. The same TMS physician determines the initial motor thresholds of the procedure. Treatments are commonly administered by the doctor or an experienced technician under the supervision of the doctor.
How long does a TMS session take? Sessions are rather short because there is no anesthesia, drugs, or surgery required. After a 30-40-minute session, a patient can leave our office and resume normal, daily life. The one caveat is that a patient must come for TMS five days a week (course lasts 4 to 6 weeks). Time is dependent on the individual.