Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a medical procedure that stimulates the nerve cells in the brain. TMS has grown in popularity after being featured on the Dr. Oz show in 2012.
While TMS can be used to treat several different conditions, it is most effective when used to treat clinical depression. Since depression is usually a treatable condition, TMS is only used when the condition does not improve using other treatment options.
TMS is an extremely safe procedure, so you have nothing to worry about when coming in for treatment. The treatment session may begin with using a device that repeatedly delivers magnetic pulses.
These pulses should stimulate the nerve cells in the brain that function below normal activity levels when someone is clinically depressed. Once these brain cells start to function normally, then your depression symptoms should start to go away.
Multiple treatment sessions will be needed to help with your clinical depression, but the total number of sessions ultimately depends on each individual case.
Once each session is completed, you will be allowed to drive back home and resume your normal activities.
You will most likely have to undergo a physical and psychiatric session before you will be approved to start the TMS procedure. These evaluations will ensure that your body is capable of undergoing the treatment and that you are suffering from clinical depression.
TMS may not be done if you are pregnant, suffer from seizures, have a previous brain injury or have a metal device implanted in your head.
Clinical depression is a very serious condition that needs to be properly treated. TMS is the ideal choice for people that were previously forced to live with their medically-resistant depression.
Serving the Newburgh area, the Cady Wellness Institute is the tri-state’s only resource for TMS, and is proud to offer this life-changing procedure. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about the TMS procedure, which could greatly improve the rest of your life.
Nobody deserves to live with depression, and thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to.