Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Antidepressants and psychotherapy are typically used to treat depression, but these methods aren’t effective for all people. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) doesn’t involve medicine or psychotherapy. Instead, TMS works through the administration of customizable magnetic pulses, and it could be your next step to depression relief.
TMS stimulates specific areas of the brain known to be underactive for people diagnosed with depression. Using magnetic pulses on these areas can boost the brain’s ability to regulate mood. While medications often pass through the blood-brain barrier and affect the entire body, TMS targets depression at its neurological source, relieving patients of any drug-related side effects. And unlike other forms of brain stimulation, TMS is non-invasive and non-sedating.
Many of our patients have tried multiple treatment methods before finding success with TMS. If TMS seems right for you, you will:
- Meet with a Roots medical provider for an evaluation, reviewing your history and symptoms.
- If you’re ready to move forward and your provider determines that you’re a TMS candidate, an individualized treatment plan will be created.
- In your first session, we’ll identify the correct strength and position of the TMS for you. This session may last up to an hour.
During treatment, you’ll relax in a chair and remain awake and alert while the TMS delivers magnetic pulses to the areas of your brain known to regulate mood. Treatment sessions take place in our clinic’s private TMS room and typically last about 20 minutes. You can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions and go back to work or school right away.
Ready? Here's what's next.
1 - Contact Us
Give us a call or contact us through our form.
2 - Let's get to know one another
We’ll get back to you to schedule a one-hour intake evaluation.
3 - Develop a plan
From there, we’ll develop a care plan together to get you on the path to well-being.