What Is Repetitive TMS (rTMS), and How Does It Work?
The human brain is a hub of electrical activity. Those magnetic impulses can stimulate nerve cells, activating them to restore balance and help you get back to being yourself without any medication or invasive procedures.
For treatment-resistant depression, marked by the failure of one or more antidepressants, trying a new medication might only provide slight relief from symptoms. Getting symptom relief by making another medication change is only about 5% for patients who fail to see results after trying four or more antidepressants.
On the other hand, TMS has proven to be 50% to 70% effective.
Does TMS Work on All Types of Depression?
When Does Relief from Depression Begin with TMS?
The American Journal of Psychiatry recently published impressive results from a randomized control TMS trial. Many participants achieved significant results within five days, and nearly 80% of patients became symptom-free in one month.
Why Do Some Patients Need More TMS therapy Sessions Than Others?
Cost and Insurance Coverage
We recommend checking with your insurance carrier. Patients who don’t meet insurance companies’ criteria can still receive treatment, but the costs will be entirely out of pocket.
If you have any other questions regarding the costs, our friendly experts are always willing to provide answers.