If you have been diagnosed with depression and have not found success with “traditional” antidepressant treatments, you may be asking yourself, “Do I need TMS?” As your team of NYC TMS specialists, Mid City TMS is here to help you better understand the treatment and assist you in figuring out if TMS is the right treatment for you.
What Is TMS?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an alternative treatment for depression patients who have not found success with other means. As a non-systemic treatment (one that does not circulate through the bloodstream), TMS offers the possibility for treatment with fewer side effects than traditional methods. Normal side effects of antidepressants such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, or sedation can be avoided with this non-invasive treatment.
What Makes You a Good Candidate for TMS?
If you are an adult who has been diagnosed with depression and have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medications, you are an appropriate candidate for TMS. Similarly, if you have been diagnosed with depression and cannot tolerate antidepressant medications due to side effects, TMS offers treatment with little to no side effects. TMS can also be used in conjunction with therapy or medication in order to augment their effects. If you are looking for an alternative to what is thought of as “traditional” antidepressant treatments, you are a great candidate for TMS.
Get Your NYC TMS Treatment
Our NYC TMS procedures involve the use of an insulated magnetic coil that is placed over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain believed to be under-active in patients suffering from depression. This coil then emits brief magnetic pulses in order to stimulate neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, helping them return to normal function. A typical treatment course of TMS therapy includes five sessions, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes, per week over four to six weeks. Further treatment can be added based on our clinical judgement. You can resume your normal day-to-day life directly after sessions, because they do not usually cause any side effects.
Do I Need TMS?
If you think you are a good candidate for TMS, contact Mid City TMS today. Here at Mid City TMS, we work hard to provide you with quality treatment that brings you peace of mind and helps you manage your depression. As pioneers of transcranial magnetic stimulation since 2009, the doctors at Mid City TMS have been able to make a difference in the lives of thousands. Contact us today for your TMS consultation.