The Leading Depression Treatment Provider for San Diego County
Effectively treating depression can be an elusive goal. For decades science has devoted much time and treasure attempting to discover the most efficacious treatment protocols for tackling this serious mental health condition. Typically, the research has lead to the common prescribing of medication (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and psychotherapy, with mixed results.
For many, this treatment plan falls short, leaving countless patients frustrated in their quest to find relief from the debilitating effects of major depressive disorder (MDD). The 50% of patients suffering from depression who are medication-resistant—meaning they have not responded to the drugs prescribed to treat their MDD or are unable to tolerate the many side effects of this class of drugs—now have a promising treatment option, and Achieve TMS is the providers at the forefront of this innovative alternative therapy.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapeutic process that requires no anesthesia and allows the patient to return to their usual daily activities following the sessions. TMS involves the utilization of magnetic electrical pulses delivered through a coil placed over the scalp. These pulses then produce electrical stimuli that stimulate neurons, which in turn travel along the neural pathways in the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain associated with mood, drive, emotions, mental alertness, and decision-making. The result is a rebalancing of the neuro-transmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, which helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Achieve TMS uses the Brainsway system, a leading TMS machine officially cleared by the FDA. In order to achieve optimum results, the treatment regimen consists of five 20-40 minute sessions per week for 4-6 weeks. There are minimal to no side effects, with only a few patients reporting slight headaches or some mild discomfort at the treatment site.
In addition to TMS demonstrating excellent results in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of MDD, it is also exhibiting low relapse rates, meaning its effects are long lasting. TMS is being currently studied as a potential treatment alternative for many other health conditions, such as migraines, addiction, anxiety disorder, and bi-polar disorder. In Europe, TMS is already being used to treat Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, autism, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and schizophrenia, in addition to bipolar disorder.
Achieve TMS offers the convenience of several locations in the San Diego area, and one in San Clemente. The offices are clean and comfortable, offering clients a professional therapeutic setting. The various locations include:
4510 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
900 Lane Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91914
3150 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
501 Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
180 Avenida La Pata, Suite 201
San Clemente, CA 92673
Achieve TMS is the preeminent provider for treating depression in the Southern California area. It uses a multidisciplinary approach in treating MDD, coordinating with health providers to create a comprehensive treatment plan that will lead to a successful outcome for its clients.
With major health insurance providers now offering coverage for TMS therapy, the treatment is now available to millions of people. Contact the caring and knowledgeable staff at Achieve TMS for a consultation.