Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure where a magnetic pulse stimulates nerve cells in a specific region of the brain associated with mood control and, specifically, depression. TMS can provide positive clinical outcomes for patients who have had little or no success alleviating their depression-related symptoms through therapy or medication.
TMS can help individuals experiencing treatment-resistant depression. Patients must have a primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder and there must be documented unsuccessful attempts at treatment with medication and therapy.
Certain patients will maintain some level of antidepressant medication while being treated with TMS. Therapy may also be recommended as needed.
Patients undergo TMS treatment five days per week, each session lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Patients can expect to complete four to six weeks of TMS treatment, for a total approximately 36 sessions. Appointments must be scheduled by doctor recommendation.
Find out more about TMS by calling 904-724-9202. We offer no-cost, confidential assessments and professionals are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
*There are risks associated with any medical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is right for you.