TMS THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION AND OCD
What Makes Achieve TMS Central Unique?
Together with Achieve TMS East we are a leading dTMS provider in the nation. We plan on developing additional sites in the Midwest. Our clinicians, staff, and management team have a wealth of experience and knowledge and are happy to tell you more about our outcomes as well as answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to give us a call at 866-598-6287 for additional information.
What are the Benefits of TMS Treatment?
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is an innovative treatment that offers lasting relief from depression symptoms. Deep TMS has been clinically proven to be an effective and non-invasive alternative for those who are not able to find relief from prescription medications. Deep TMS has also been shown to have none of the side effects that are commonly seen in antidepressant treatment and electric shock therapy (ECT).
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Achieve TMS Central is a Leading Provider of Deep TMS
How TMS Works
The Excellent Alternative
Many people have treatment-resistant depression, where antidepressants have helped little if at all. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an excellent alternative. Whether or not antidepressants have helped previously, TMS can still be effective.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation utilizes a helmet containing a magnetic coil that is placed gently on the patient’s head. The coil produces a magnetic field that pulses directly to the part of the brain where the mood is regulated. This brain stimulation activates the neurons in the brain to produce the natural feeling of happiness and well-being. The TMS difference is that it produces long-lasting results with little to no side effects.
TMS Therapy: The exciting technology that has helped thousands of patients with medication-resistant Depression and OCD.
The origins of transcranial magnetic stimulation can be traced back to 1780 when the science of electrophysiology was first developed in Italy. The modern version of TMS began its evolution in the 1800s with the earliest use of magnetic fields to stimulate the brain and continued the progression to England, where, in 1976, it was shown that nerves could be stimulated using short pulsating magnetic fields. In 1985, The U.K.’s Anthony Barker and the Sheffield Group designed a machine that utilized electromagnets, versus straight electrical currents that had been found to cause pain and seizures. Using the electromagnetic technology, they were able to stimulate the cerebral cortex with minimal discomfort.
Ongoing research on the effectiveness of TMS, with over 3,500 papers published on the subject, has consistently shown its effectiveness and promise in treating a full spectrum of conditions, including major depressive disorder, PTSD, autism, nicotine and cocaine addiction, and more. In 2008, the FDA approved TMS for treating drug-resistant depression following a randomized control trial or study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The study of 190 patients with medication-resistant depression produced statistically significant results, showing the clear antidepressant effects of TMS, while also providing evidence of its safety and efficacy.
In 2012, a breakthrough study by Linda Carpenter from Butler Hospital at Brown University was conducted in real-world clinical settings. Although about 30 such trial studies had preceded this one, these recent study results validated TMS efficacy, demonstrating a 58% positive response rate and a 37% remission rate.
- The non-invasive TMS treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in a relaxed office setting.
- The patient is seated in a comfortable chair during the session.
- The TMS helmet is placed on the patient’s head.
- Rapid magnetic pulses are administered via a coil built into the helmet for a period of 20-30 minutes.
- The patient can then drive to work or school and resume all normal daily activities.
BRAINSWAY TMS MACHINES
The Brainsway machine was developed from 2000-2009 and gained FDA approval in 2013. The brain stimulation device has been successfully tested around the world, demonstrating its efficacy in treating medication-resistant depression in over 60 publications. The Brainsway treatment technology is often referred to as “Deep” TMS because the magnetic pulses reach a distance up to 8 cm in depth.
In Europe, Brainsway has received CE certification to treat several physical and mental health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, smoking cessation, and chronic pain.
At Achieve TMS East, we provide patients with the best care with the best technology. Our clinicians and care team are happy to provide you or your loved one with all the current information to ensure our patients and referral providers have the latest information.
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TMS: Drug-Free and Without Side Effects
Side effects from antidepressants or electric shock therapy can make you feel like there will never be complete relief from your symptoms. However, with the revolutionary technology that TMS provides, you will experience minimal to no side effects. That’s right. Imagine finding full relief from depression while not having to endure the side effects commonly associated with other treatment options such as weight gain, nausea, dizziness and loss of libido.
If you are currently taking medication and undergoing TMS therapy, you do not need to stop taking your prescribed medications. Post TMS treatment, you may be able to gradually go off your medications with the supervision of your medication prescriber.
TMS Treatment Restores Chemical Balance
Depression is often caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain which can occur due to high levels of stress, genetics, traumatic events, and other physical and environmental factors. TMS works by delivering magnetic pulses directly to these mood centers of the brain that stimulate the inactive neurons to restore the feelings of happiness and well-being.
Signs of a chemical imbalance may include a lack of energy, irritability, change in sleep and/or eating habits, lack of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable, and isolation.
TMS Therapy is Not Only for Depression
Additional Therapy with TMS
TMS was cleared in the United States by the FDA back in 2008 to help patients with treatment-resistant depression. In 2013 deep TMS was cleared by the FDA to help with this. Deep TMS was FDA approved in 2018 for OCD. It has also been CE approved in Europe for the treatment of bipolar disorder, PTSD, chronic pain, and adult ADHD.
Including studies and TMS treatment worldwide, TMS has helped with the following: