Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
for Difficult to Treat Depression
Have you tried several medications for depression without success? Recent studies have shown that for 30% of depression sufferers, their disease does not respond to antidepressant medication. If you have tried and failed four antidepressants, you probably have Treatment Resistant Depression. TMS is an important option to consider for treatment resistant depression.
You could be feeling better in as little as 6 weeks.
70% of our patients have an excellent response.
40% go into complete remission, compared to less than 7% on the 4th medication.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been an FDA-permitted in-office procedure for depression since 2008 for people with depression who have not seen satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medications. Advanced Brain + Body Clinic is one of a few clinic in the Minneapolis area offering this novel and effective treatment.
Using pulsed magnetic fields similar to an MRI, TMS repairs parts of the brain involved in mood regulation. Because it does not use drugs, TMS is an especially good option for any depression and anxiety sufferers who are pregnant or breast-feeding, concerned about drug interactions, or wish to avoid taking pharmaceuticals. Most insurances cover TMS after the patient has tried four antidepressants without relief.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an outpatient procedure that does not require sedation or anesthesia. The TMS technician sets a plastic coil on the patient’s head, which sends magnetic pulses through the skull and 2-3 centimeters into the brain. The magnetic pulses stimulate specific parts of the brain so only the tissue involved in mood regulation is affected. Patients can drive themselves home or return to work after receiving TMS therapy.