For those of you who may have (a) missed this, (b) had no need for it at the time, or (c ) didn’t have a relative or loved one dealing with depression at the time, or (d) just didn’t get it in your social media feeds, I wanted to make sure that this message was getting out.
TMS is an FDA approved for depression after ONE failed antidepressant trial. It uses pulse magnetic waves beamed through the skull into a specific area of the brain. It is done with the patient wide awake, chatting it up with the treater or – in the case of one of our recent patients – jamming it up with Celtic music – and with no medications required, no anesthesia, no loss of consciousness, and actually a fresher, more wide awake brain AFTER the treatment than before. It can work in some cases as soon as 1 -3 treatments.