About TMS Therapy

  • Transcranial Magnetic Therapy

    How it works

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) targets key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression. It is not ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).


    While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells.

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    Remission from depression is possible with TMS

    During a TMS treatment session, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission possible.

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    TMS Treatment is easy:

      • Therapy sessions are conducted in our office
      • You can return to normal activities right away
      • You are awake during treatment
      • There are no negative effects on memory or sleep
      • It’s covered by Medicare

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