Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
AN EFFECTIVE NEW DEPRESSION TREATMENT WITHOUT MEDICATION
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of Major Depression. TMS utilizes pulses of magnetic energy, similar to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, to stimulate areas of the brain known to control mood. TMS therapy is an effective alternative treatment for depression without medications. Family Care Center offers both Brainsway and MagVita machines. Though both are used in the treatment of Major Depression, the Brainsway machine is now FDA approved for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the MagVita machine is now FDA approved for Theta Burst treatment of Depression which is a 3 minute treatment.
Visit the TMS Institute of Colorado Springs webpage to learn more.
I didn’t know much about TMS at first. I read about it then talked to a doctor and found out I was a candidate. After the 1st week, I was really tired of going every single day but I got over that because I looked at the bigger picture, my depression. With continuing TMS, my family and I noticed a difference after about 3 weeks. I am much more calm, my anxiety is way down and my depression is gone. I just want to tell people to persevere and don’t give up. It will be worth it in the end.
TMS has changed so much for me. Before TMS, it was hard to get off the couch or get motivated to take a shower or brush my teeth. TMS has given me the energy plus the motivation to get back into my life. My husband has noticed I’m happier and laughing more. It’s not a cure-all but it has taken such a huge weight off me that for the first time in years I feel “normal”.
Before I started TMS I couldn’t go anywhere alone. Since starting, I have been able to deal with my husband leaving for work for 3 months without shutting down. I am able to go grocery shopping by myself and I can process my emotions and seem to understand why and how I feel. I no longer emotionally eat, which has helped me feel way better. Now at the end of TMS, I feel like life is 100% better. I am able to function as a person without relying on others everyday. It is amazing!
“TMS had improved my depression tremendously! Nothing I’ve done in the past worked as fast and as well as TMS. I’m on the lowest dose of my antidepressant and have discontinued three others and feel AMAZING!”
After years of being on numerous psychiatric meds, I found myself not responding to the meds anymore. I had lost all of my will to get out and do my normal daily activities. I was always tired, sleeping all day & even suicidal. TMS was offered to me as an alternative treatment plan. Almost immediately I felt better & gained my interest in life again I had more energy & all suicidal thoughts have stopped. I am now finished with my treatment and off all medications. I’m feeling great & have a new lease on life. I recommend TMS to anyone who is looking for an alternative treatment. It has changed my life!
An Optimal Depression Treatment
Proven Efficacy for Persistent Depression
Deep TMS depression treatment is FDA cleared for treating patients who have failed previous trials of antidepressants. The FDA indication followed an extensive multi-center study examining Deep TMS for TRD or treatment-resistant depression, in patients who previously tried antidepressants without improving. The study, which enrolled 230 patients, proved TMS therapy significantly reduced depressive symptoms and brought improvement to patients.
In real-life clinical practice settings, 20 sessions of Deep TMS produce remission rates were even higher than those observed in randomized controlled clinical trials. Among patients who went on to complete a treatment course of 30 sessions, 1 in 2 achieved full remission, suggesting a definite benefit for patients completing the full 30-sessions treatment regimen.
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