Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), also known as rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), is an alternative treatment for anxiety and depression. One of the few treatments for depression that does not require medication or drugs is TMS therapy. TMS was approved by the FDA for use in October 2008. It uses MRI-strength magnetic pulses to stimulate depression-prone areas in the brain.
TMS therapy at Pinnacle Behavioral Health may have an effective and safe treatment for depression that does not require medication. TMS therapy is not systemic (it doesn’t affect the entire body like medication) or invading the body. TMS is non-invasive and does not require any medication, which allows patients to avoid the side effects of antidepressants or other depression medications. Patients’ lives can continue to be normal while undergoing treatment.
The rTMS treatments are administered in our Pinnacle Behavioral Health’s depression centers and last approximately 30 minutes. They are usually given five days per week for six to eight consecutive weeks. Side effects are rare and typically involve minimal discomfort at the treatment site. Patients can work, go to school, and continue their normal activities.
TMS treatment can be performed at our TMS depression treatment clinics or centers such as Pinnacle Behavioral Health. It is FDA-approved and safe.
Pinnacle Behavioral Health, Best TMS Therapy and Depression Treatment Center
Pinnacle Behavioral Health’s TMS therapy can help you if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Since 2001, we have been leading TMS treatment center. When all else fails, we always find a way of helping.
Pinnacle helps thousands of people (adults, teenagers, and children) with depression each year to regain control over their lives and overcome their depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), also known as TMS, is a powerful and highly effective treatment for depression.
Our doctors and staff are committed to compassionate care and excellence in treatment. They always prioritize the needs of patients. We offer the best possible treatment with dedicated TMS technicians, case management experts, and an internationally recognized medical director.
We can help you or someone you love who is suffering from depression. Call us today to schedule a consultation or visit our center. We are the most trusted for all mental health problems. It is not an accident that we have earned the reputation of being the best TMS therapy in New York.
Is TMS Therapy Effective?
TMS can be used to treat a growing number of patients with treatment-resistant depression, such as persistent depressive disorders, psychotic disorders, and atypical depression. This is especially true when TMS is combined with high numbers of sessions.
Patients who have received TMS treatment for depression usually notice an improvement within a week.
Since long ago, it has been known that depression can affect certain areas of the brain’s frontal lobe. TMS uses a pulse of electromagnetic energy that is very fast and very powerful (on the same scale as a small MRI machine) to cause the brain’s neurons to fire when the pulse passes through them. The increased firing can trigger the release of brain-derived neurotropic growth factor, which in turn causes increased activity in the stimulated areas and brain regions. Studies have shown that stimulated areas experience increased blood flow, neuronal connections, and cellular growth. This is the equivalent of exercising the brain. Just as a muscle responds by growing, so does the brain.