Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an innovative therapy for those who have moderate to severe depression that have had trouble responding to medication. TMS works by using magnetic fields to increase or reduce specific brain activity. Using TMS allows doctors to change brain activity without surgery and with minimal discomfort to the patient.

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Innovative Therapy Changes Brain Activity

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA has cleared the BrainsWay Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy System for use in those suffering from medication-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Reduction in Major Depressive Disorder Symptoms

In clinical studies, approximately half of patients treated with BrainsWay TMS Therapy responded. These patients experienced an average reduction in their depression symptoms that was more than twice the average in those receiving an inactive treatment. More importantly, individual patients can show striking benefits with complete resolution of the depression and practically no side effects. For more information about this innovative therapy, download the Patient Brochure.

Reduction in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder symptoms (OCD)

BrainsWay OCD – a non-invasive, innovative treatment – is transforming the lives of OCD patients. It offers an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment that uses Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat OCD. BrainsWay OCD is the only TMS treatment FDA-cleared to treat OCD.

The treatment delivers magnetic stimulation to the frontal brain structures and networks, targeting previously unreachable areas of the brain with its proprietary H7-coil. BrainsWay OCD has many advantages over other treatment options, as it is an outpatient procedure that is generally well-tolerated and has no systemic side effects.

For Other Indications

TMS can be applied to different brain areas with the goal of treating other conditions. Research is ongoing to determine whether these techniques are effective to treat:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MSC)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia (Negative Symptoms)
  • Smoking Cessation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved the use of TMS for these conditions. However, TMS can be used as “off-label” treatments, though they are considered investigational (not proven). As such, for any of these treatment indications, we do a complete neurological evaluation with all prospective patients to ensure there are no safety contraindications, and acquire informed consent to ensure that all patients are aware that the treatments are considered off-label.

TMS In the News

Albany clinic offers hope for hard-to-treat depression

Albany clinic offers hope for hard-to-treat depression Pinnacle Behavioral Health is first local provider to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation

Albany Wellness Center Treating Depression With Magnets

A new treatment method for depression is available in Albany for the first time. It’s called transcranial magnetic stimulation. It uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the part of the brain tied to depression.

Magnetic stimulation used to tackle depression

Pinnacle Behavioral Health recently added a new method to tackle depression called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. The treatment works by using a helmet to send electromagnetic pulses to the brain.

Spotlight News – SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Pinnacle Behavioral Health finding success with TMS

By ROB JONAS ALBANY – Pinnacle Behavioral Health’s Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy has been a great success. In its first year, there have been more than 3,000 TMS sessions at …

Spotlight News – SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Pinnacle Behavioral Health adds new treatment to its repertoire

Depression can take on many different forms, depending on the severity of the case. In extreme cases, people may find it difficult to get out of bed, let alone carry on everyday activities …

Spotlight News – SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS: Pinnacle Behavioral Health sees progress in Deep TMS treatments

By ROB JONAS Pinnacle Behavioral Health has seen significant progress with its Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment. Over the course of nearly 1,000 TMS treatments since …