TMS Therapy is Depression Treatment

Achieve TMS is the nation’s most trusted TMS Therapy depression treatment provider, delivering more than 450,000 treatments to 11,000 patients with a 70% response rate. Read more about why Achieve TMS is where experience matters.

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If you have tried multiple anti-depressants with inadequate results, OR if you prefer a non-medicated and non-invasive treatment for managing depression without the harsh side effects of drugs, then TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) may be for you.

Achieve TMS is the nation’s most trusted TMS Therapy depression treatment provider, delivering close to 350,000 treatments to more than 10,000 patients with a 70% response rate.

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Achieve TMS is dedicated to supporting education and is pleased to announce that we are offering a $1,000 Annual Mental Health Scholarship!

The deadline to apply for the $1000 Annual Mental Health Scholarship is August 1st, 2020.

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Achieve TMS has reduced depression severity on average by 49%. It’s why we are the nation’s leading TMS therapy provider for depression treatment.

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TMS Depression Treatment

The Nation’s Leading TMS Provider

Achieve TMS is the leading provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation depression treatments. Delivering over 450,000 treatments to more than 11,000 patients with a 70% response rate

and countless success stories from TMS Therapy, we’ve brought hope back to those who have been suffering in silence.

PHQ-9 Depression Screening

Achieve TMS offers an online version of the commonly used Depression Screening tool called the PHQ-9. The nine items of the PHQ-9 are based directly on the nine diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the DSM-IV.

“Living with depression is difficult. It can cause me to push away those that I love. I don’t want them to see my pain so I put on a smile to hide the truth. Today is totally different. I feel as if I am a flower blooming into something beautiful. The world can now see the real me, a woman filled with love and joy. Achieve TMS has been an answer to prayer and I am so very grateful. I am happy and able to celebrate life each and every day.”

— Patty Adams

TMS Therapy Patient Patty

“Living with depression is difficult. It can cause me to push away those that I love. I don’t want them to see my pain so I put on a smile to hide the truth. Today is totally different. I feel as if I am a flower blooming into something beautiful. The world can now see the real me, a woman filled with love and joy. Achieve TMS has been an answer to prayer and I am so very grateful. I am happy and able to celebrate life each and every day.”

— Patty Adams

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression.

TMS Therapy utilizes technology that is similar to what is used in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging systems). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide with registered patents by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

FDA-approved TMS depression treatment is administered by Certified Technicians. Data has also been submitted to the FDA for TMS in the treatment of OCD.

Achieve TMS Treatment Services

Achieve TMS provides comprehensive treatment services designed to address a variety of mental health conditions. Our treatment services include:

  • Depression Treatment: Our transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy offers a non-invasive and medication-free treatment for severe depression symptoms.

 

  • Psychiatric & Medication Management: Our psychiatric and medication management services are available to adolescents, teens, and adults. We use a medical-behavioral approach that includes biological, psychological, and social components to help our patients achieve long-term results.

 

  • OCD: Our TMS therapy helps patients manage obsessive, persistent, and intrusive thoughts and/or compulsive or ritualized actions frequently associated with OCD.

TMS Therapy FAQ

What is TMS treatment?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a revolutionary depression treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate neural activity in areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation. It is a particularly helpful option for patients with complex, treatment resistant, or refractory depression, is safe and effective, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments or as a stand-alone option.

How does TMS treatment work?

During TMS treatment, magnetic pulses gently pass through the patient’s skull, stimulating neurons in the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. fMRI imaging has revealed this area to be underactive in the brains of patients diagnosed with depression, as compared to their typical peers, and this region is known to play a key role in mood and emotional regulation.

Over the course of a patient’s treatment plan, the targeted neurons return to more typical levels of activation, regularizing neurotransmitter production and relieving depression symptoms.

How effective is TMS?

TMS has been proven to be a highly effective treatment option, particularly for patients with chronic, treatment resistant depression who have not found adequate relief from antidepressant medications and psychotherapy.

Recent peer-reviewed studies showed that 70% of patients who underwent TMS experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, with 40% of those patients reporting no depressive symptoms at all once they completed treatment.

Is treatment FDA-approved?

TMS has been FDA approved to treat depression since 2008, and gained clearance for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in 2018. In Europe, TMS is CE-approved to treat these disorders, in addition to several others.

Is TMS therapy safe and well-tolerated?

Most patients report no pain during their TMS treatment. Some patients who are predisposed to migraines report mild headaches during the first week of their treatment program. Headaches typically resolve on their own after the first week, but patients can take a mild, over-the-counter pain reliever if needed.

TMS is a safe treatment, as determined by the FDA in 2008. There is a very low risk of seizures caused by TMS, with 1 in 60,000 TMS treatments inducing a minor seizure on average. Achieve TMS maintains the strictest safety procedures, and due to this diligence, none of our patients has ever sustained a seizure.

What are the side effects of TMS?

One of the biggest benefits of TMS therapy is that it does not cause harmful side effects like antidepressant medications often do. TMS relieves depression symptoms without causing nausea, sleep changes, weight gain, or any of the side effects caused by medications.

What can a patient expect during a TMS treatment?

Each treatment session lasts for about 20 minutes, and patients typically complete 5 sessions per week for 6 weeks. During each session, a patient relaxes comfortably and can read or watch television while treatment is administered. Patients can immediately drive and resume their normal daily activities after each session.

Can TMS be used in conjunction with medications?

TMS can be used in conjunction with antidepressant medications, and does not alter a patient’s existing medication routine. It can also be prescribed as a stand-alone treatment.

Is TMS treatment covered by insurance?

Most major insurers cover TMS treatment, and an updated list of policies that cover treatment can be found at achievetms.com/insurance/.

How is treatment supervised?

At Achieve TMS, each patient works with a licensed physician who determines a custom treatment plan, oversees treatments, and monitors progress. Certified TMS technicians who are trained and evaluated by third party certifiers administer each TMS treatment, and maintain a supportive, therapeutic environment to support each patient’s healing.

Why Achieve TMS Therapy For Depression?

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Proven, Tested Technology

TMS has been cleared by the FDA in the United States. The TMS machine has been widely tested in more than 60 clinical trials around the world providing transcranial magnetic stimulation.
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Professional and Caring Staff

From our staff to our doctors, we all have extensive experience working with TMS Therapy. This helps to best determine whether or not TMS depression treatment is appropriate, and how to proceed with each patient – each sharing a genuine desire to help others.
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Collaborative Care

Whether or not you have a psychiatrist, we will work in collaboration with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and/or therapists that care about your well-being and recovery as we do.
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Convenient Locations

As America’s most trusted provider of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Achieve TMS offers multiple locations in the United States. To locate an Achieve TMS office near you, click locate now to use our TMS Therapy locator.

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