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What is TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is one of the most effective procedures available for depression. It uses magnetic pulses to activate specific areas of your brain where low activity causes depression. TMS is an effective, safe, nonconvulsive, and noninvasive brain stimulation that has been in use since 1985 and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2008.

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Who Uses TMS?

At Mid City TMS, we offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to patients who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Many of our patients have depression that has not responded to other treatments or they experience severe side effects from medication. TMS is also an alternative treatment for those who cannot receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or are reluctant to try ECT.

Most of our patients receive coverage for TMS through their insurance provider. Visit our insurance page to see if your procedures are covered.

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How Does TMS Work?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) involves brief outpatient procedures. Our TMS sessions do not cause significant disruption to your life. Each session lasts between 20 and 40 minutes. Most patients will attend five sessions per week over five to six weeks. Because TMS is a noninvasive outpatient procedure, you should be able to travel on your own to and from appointments and return to work or your usual routine immediately after the session.

The procedure begins when we place a coil near your head. The coil is a magnetic field generator, and it uses magnetic pulses similar to those employed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. These pulses create small electric currents in specific areas of your brain where low activity causes depression. Although you will not feel the electric currents, they activate neurons and enhance brain functioning.

You will remain awake during these short, non-convulsive, non-invasive procedures. They should not hurt, although some patients may have mild headaches or scalp discomfort. TMS does not cause memory loss, and your magnetic field exposure throughout the course of the treatment, which is less than you would receive from an MRI, is minimal.

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Collaboration

We encourage involvement of families and loved ones in the evaluation and treatment of our patients. We also coordinate care with a patient’s psychiatrist, therapist, and/or primary care provider to enhance the benefits of TMS. In addition to communicating with clinicians to obtain information and records, we regularly update them on their patient’s progress. We also provide a written report to the referring clinician at the end of the TMS treatment course.

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Contact Us

We are ready to help you feel better.
Get in touch with us and find out if TMS is the best option for you.

Call us today. We can answer all of your questions.

212-517-1867

280 Madison Ave, Suite 1102,
New York, NY 10016

[email protected]

Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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