The City of Irvine has a rich legacy that goes back to prehistoric days. However, as a city, Irvine is still quite young. Established and incorporated in 1971, Irvine is home to a growing business sector, several top universities, as well as community parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
Though the city has taken steps to prevent homelessness and hopelessness, there is an awareness for the growing issue of mental health in America, and the need for more resources and more helping hands.
Current data shows that about 19% of the Californian population is struggling with depression, marking a steady rise from just 11.7% in 2012. As the number of area residents struggling with this condition continues to grow, many recognize the importance of effective treatment that addresses the needs of those who do not respond to conventional therapies. For many years the standard treatments for depression have focused on prescription medication and talk therapy.
However, medical professionals and the psychiatric community understand that these treatments alone are not always effective. An estimated 40-60 percent of people taking antidepressants do not experience e a marked improvement in their symptoms within six to eight weeks. The factors and circumstances that affect the severity and nature of depression are complex, and there is no one treatment to address all potential causes and issues.
To help address treatment-resistant depression – depression that is not alleviated through antidepressants of any kind – different treatments options have emerged including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Deep TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that utilizes gentle magnetic pulses to stimulate portions of the brain involved in mood and help elicit response and remission of depressive symptoms. TMS is particularly effective when applied to treatment-resistant depression – nearly half of patients report no depressive symptoms at treatment completion and over 70% report significant improvement.
Achieve TMS is proud to offer TMS therapy in Irvine to bring this treatment method to those suffering in and around the city.
TMS therapy in Irvine takes about 6 weeks and involves a total of 30-33 sessions. Each session lasts about 20 minutes, and sessions occur five times a week. TMS treatments occur with the patient in a comfortable reclining chair where they can listen to music, meditate or watch television.
A trained and certified technician oversees daily treatments. Each patient is fitted with a cushioned helmet containing the h-coil which transmits magnetic pulses 1.8 cm beneath the scalp. Some patients report a tapping sensation on the forehead but otherwise TMS is a painless process with no lasting or systemic side effects. Once the session is complete, patients are safe to drive and return to normal daily activities.
Achieve TMS is the most trusted provider of deep TMS therapy in Irvine and the rest of America for the treatment for depression. Stop the despair. Take the next step. Regain joy.
Give us a call or text at 999-999-3333 for a free consultation or email us at [email protected] to learn more.
So far, within California, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has been approved for use with treatment resistant depression by several insurance providers. Insurances that we’re in network with include Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Magellan, Tricare, Blue Shield of CA, Blue Shield Federal Employee, Optum, Aetna, MHN, Healthnet, Beacon, Prime Health Services, Provider Select, and Medicare. We are also in network with First Health National Network, specific to Claremont and San Diego. Please call us for a full list of providers. We would be happy to help check with your insurance regarding pre-approval for TMS therapy in Irvine.
*Unfortunately, Medi-cal currently does not cover TMS treatment. Please contact your Medi-cal provider to inquire further.