A life-changing non-drug treatment for depression

Discover how 2.5 million people have beat depression within 4-6 weeks

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TMS therapy is the right choice.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can those still struggling with depression after taking antidepressant medication. It helps activate the natural function of the brain’s neurotransmitters using a non-invasive magnetic field.

The treatment takes place in your doctors office, taking between 19-37 minutes. Explore your options today!

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TMS treatment has changed my life... It's given me life, it's given me joy, it's given me opportunity.

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TMS therapy works with most health plans, including government covered plans to make treatment available and affordable.


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Answer a few questions, if you answer YES to any of them, TMS therapy may be a great option to explore.

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Are you taking medication for your depression?


Have you experienced side effects with your medication?


Are your depression symptoms interfering with your ability to earn a living?


Are your depression symptoms negatively affecting your leisure activities, or affecting your relationships with family and friends?


Have you been treated with psychotherapy (talk therapy) for depression?



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Useful Answers

You or a loved one may have several questions about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy. The below information can assist in answering any questions you may have about TMS.



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Frequently Asked Questions


Are there any long-term effects to consider?

Unlike ECT, there are no negative long-term effects associated with TMS therapy. TMS therapy continues to gain popularity with physicians and patients because it’s safe, effective and tolerable.

Do I have to stop taking my medications?

Discontinuing your medication is a decision that needs to be made between you and your healthcare provider. However, TMS therapy can be administered while a patient is on medication. It is actually preferred that you remain on your medication until therapy is complete.


Do I need to come to treatment every day?

Treatment is 5 days per week. It is recommended that patients adhere to the treatment plan to achieve maximum results.

How long had TMS been studied?

TMS has been studied by researchers for 20+ years. TMS was FDA cleared in 2008. Physicians have delivered 2.2 million treatments in over 62,000 patients.

How long does each treatment last?

Each treatment lasts anywhere from 18 to 30 minutes, depending on the prescribed dose. The initial course of treatment will involve at least 30 consecutive treatment sessions over a 6-week period. That’s a treatment session each day Monday – Friday, plus 6 taper sessions in week 7.

How is TMS different than ECT?

ECT uses electricity to illicit a controlled seizure in the brain. This treatment is done under sedation, and the patient is incapacitated to drive for the rest of the day. ECT can have effects on cognition. TMS uses an MRI strength magnet to stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Patients are free to drive themselves to and from treatment. There is no sedation for this non-invasive treatment and no effect on cognition.

How long will it take before I start feeling better?

Patients have reported feeling differently as early as day 1. Some patients don’t feel anything at all until around the 4-week mark. The response will be individual to the patient.

How long will the effects of treatment last?

Durability Data is captured at 12 months. This data supports a 68% response rate and a 45% remission rate.

What about trying another medication first?

Clinical studies support that as patients continue to fail on medication, their chances of response and remission decline rapidly with each medication failure. The American Psychiatric Association says that after 1 failed medication, TMS is an approved second line treatment option for Major Depressive Disorder.

What are TMS treatments like? What are the side effects?

Patients report feeling a light tap on the top of their head underneath the treatment coil. This tapping sensation is the magnet delivering pulses for treatment.

Few patients have reported scalp discomfort at the treatment site due to the tapping sensation.

What are the chances that this will work?

All patients respond differently to TMS therapy. However, clinical studies support that 45% of patients achieve full remission from major depressive symptoms. That’s nearly ½ of patients going on to live their life free from depression. 68% of patients respond positively to TMS therapy. Response is classified as a 50% reduction in symptoms from baseline. That’s nearly 7/10 patients that go on to live their lives with much higher quality.

What are the chances that this will work?

Physicians across the country have delivered 2.2 million treatments in over 62,000 patients. These treatments are rapidly growing as more and more patients respond poorly to prescription medications.

What are the results with Advanced TMS Therapy?

Acute Data is captured in the first 9 weeks. This data supports a 62% response rate and a 42% remission rate.

What if I miss a day of treatment?

Missing a day of treatment is not recommended, but occasionally can happen. If this happens, treatment can be made up in the final week or “taper phase” of treatment.

What if I need more treatments?

Of the 900 patients treated in clinical study, 67% of patients did not need re-introduction to therapy. Of the 33% of patients that needed re-introduced to TMS, 85% of those patients responded a second time.

What is TMS and how is it different than my medications?

TMS Therapy is a highly focused MRI-strength magnetic pulse that non-invasively stimulates the brain and treats major depression. This targeted approach to treatment is FDA cleared, safe and effective.

When will I start to feel relief from depression?

Every patient responds differently to TMS therapy. Clinical data shows that patients responded the best at 4 weeks, and even better at 6 weeks. The data also supports that due to the unique mechanism of action associated with TMS, patients continued to achieve positive results even 12 months after initial treatment.

Who will be performing the treatments?

The initial treatment is always administered by the prescribing psychiatrist. Following treatments are administered by a certified TMS technician as well as the prescribing psychiatrist when necessary.

Will I need someone to drive me to and from treatment?

No. There is no anesthesia, no sedation and no effect on cognition. Patients are free to drive to and from treatment and to go on about their normal daily lives.

Will this have any effect on my memory?

Unlike ECT, there are no negative effects on cognition or memory. TMS is safe, effective and tolerable.

Will this help with my anxiety?

Anxiety and depression go hand in hand. Many patients report being less anxious after TMS along with the effects it has on their major depression. TMS is still only indicated for major depressive disorder, but it does help with anxiety in some patients.

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TMS Offers an Alternative to Depression Drugs


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When it comes to treating depression, it’s tough to know what will work for specific people who have the condition.

Antidepressants are commonly prescribed, but between 10 percent and 30 percent of people with major depression who take the medications fail to show improvement. But now you have an alternative!

But now you have an alternative!

In this article we explore why TMS Therapy is so life-changing.

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation, created to direct magnetic energy pulses into the areas of the brain that is associated with mood control. These recurring pulses are painlessly passed through the brain so that it can improve the communication between various areas in the brain. The strength of the pulses that pass through are similar to those used in MRI machines. When this procedure is done at consistent intervals, it is called repetitive TMS, otherwise known as rTMS.

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation, created to direct magnetic energy pulses into the areas of the brain that is associated with mood control. These recurring pulses are painlessly passed through the brain so that it can improve the communication between various areas in the brain. The strength of the pulses that pass through are similar to those used in MRI machines. When this procedure is done at consistent intervals, it is called repetitive TMS, otherwise known as rTMS.


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Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 07 November 2019.