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About TMS Therapy
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is a form of neuromodulation that is uniquely suited to treat patients with TRD (treatment-resistant depression), MDD (major depressive disorder), and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and has higher response rates than antidepressant medications alone.
TMS can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or in conjunction with a patient’s existing medication and therapy. At Achieve TMS, we always encourage our patients to use TMS as one part of a multi-dimensional mental health plan. TMS is a particularly helpful option for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of medication, or are not getting sufficient relief from medication and/or therapy.
TMS for Depression
For treatment of MDD (major depressive disorder) or TRD (treatment-resistant depression), TMS uses an MRI-strength magnetic coil to send magnetic pulses to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, causing depolarization of neurons that fMRI’s have shown to be underactive in patients with depression in comparison to healthy brains. As these neurons become more active over the course of a 6 week TMS treatment plan, most patients experience better quality of sleep, relief from depression symptoms, and improved ability to regulate mood and handle emotional stress. TMS has a three-week latency period, when the effects of treatment are most notable, and delivers long-lasting results that often give patients years of symptom relief. ( More Information Below)