Since the late 1990s, physicians have explored the therapeutic potential of transcranial stimulation therapy, better known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat a variety of mental health diseases. Among those diseases, depression, and severe depressive disorder have been the most thoroughly studied, with brain stimulation therapy as a proven effective treatment in those suffering from depression. In October of 2008, the FDA cleared the usage of TMS for depression therapy patients who are suffering from depression and have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressants.
TMS is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that it requires no surgery, anesthesia or sedation, and the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment. Initially, the treatment takes around 19-40 minutes and depending on what the doctor determines is the best length of treatment, can be performed daily over 4-6 weeks.
If you suffer from depression and medication is no longer working, we have TMS Depression Therapy treatments coming soon to Red Oak Counseling.
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