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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat Major Depression Disorders. No major side effects, safe, effective and non-invasive therapy. Patient is awake and can return to their daily routine after treatment. This therapy can provide effective and long lasting relief from suffering.This is NOT ECT. Don't Wait!!

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved, non-drug therapy. series of repetitive, brief and highly focused magnetic pulses, used to stimulate brain cells. When a nerve cell ‘fires’, an electrical impulse travels along its length.  It communicates with other nerve cells by releasing neurotransmitters, which create an electrical impulse in other cells. In depressed patients, the electrical activity in certain areas of the brain have been shown to be reduced.  TMS is an effective, non-invasive, outpatient treatment with few known adverse effects. TMS is currently used in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and is usually prescribed when anti-depressants and/or psychotherapy have not been successful.  TMS uses highly focused magnetic pulses (similar in type and strength to those produced by an MRI) to precisely target and stimulate key areas of the brain that control mood, pain, and cravings. These areas of the brain are known to be either overactive or under-active in certain neuropsychiatric disorders. This new treatment option is that it can provide better symptom relief without the side effects usually associated with medication. TMS is NOT ECT.

Treatment is covered by most insurance. In Florida Medicaid does NOT covered for TMS Therapy.

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