What is TMS?
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an effective, non-invasive alternative for the large number of patients not responding to medication. TMS does not require anesthesia – and is not to be confused with ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy).
The TMS system delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling the mood. The rapid change in the magnetic field induces a current, and if the current induced is of sufficient amplitude and duration, it will excite neurons.
Who is eligible for TMS?
People who have been diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and have tried medications in the past that have not helped in treating their MDD or OCD.
Will my insurance cover TMS?
Each insurance company and plan differs when it comes to covering TMS, our office will verify TMS benefits prior to engaging in treatment. Estimated cost-sharing will be provided.
Who should I contact for information about TMS?
If you are interested in TMS, please contact our office or speak to your current health care provider to see if TMS is right for you.