What is TMS?

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For some patients, medications do not work. In some cases, medications provide no relief from the symptoms of depression, and in others, the side effects experienced reduce our quality of life. TMS offers a new, evidence-based, alternative to help adults who suffer from major depressive disorder.

TMS Therapy is treatment cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 for patients suffering from depression* who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment. TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

TMS Therapy is a treatment that is performed in our office, under the supervision of a psychiatrist. Neither anesthesia nor sedation is requies. You will be awake and alert during the treatment session.

TMS Therapy is:

The typical initial treatment course consists of five treatments per week over a 4 week period, for an average of 20-30 total treatments. Each treatment session lasts approximately 20-30 minutes.