TMS in New York is a safe depression treatment that can be a great option for those seeking long-lasting relief. However, some people may be intimidated by the intricate equipment, coils, and magnetic pulses involved in transcranial magnetic stimulation. TMS is a perfectly safe depression treatment option and the members of our treatment team always prioritize your health and well-being above all else. Our Medical Director, Dr. Bryan Bruno, has been providing TMS in New York for over a decade.
Finding Safe Depression Treatment in New York City
Those looking for safe depression treatment will be excited to know that finding a facility that offers TMS in New York is a simple and easy solution. Here are some concerns that patients have had about which you don’t actually need to worry.
Does TMS cause brain tumors?
TMS does not cause brain tumors. TMS magnetic pulses are of the same type and strength as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. An MRI is one of the most common diagnostic tools in the world, helping doctors evaluate the brain, spinal cord, heart, and much more. Furthermore, research has shown that MRIs are even completely safe for a pregnant woman and her fetus during the first trimester. Millions of patients around the world have had MRIs and none of them have resulted in a brain tumor. No brain tumors have been attributed to TMS and there is no reason to believe there ever will be.
Can TMS cause memory loss?
TMS does not cause memory loss. Studies have shown no adverse cognitive effects on the brain after TMS treatment. No cognitive differences were found between those who received TMS treatment and those in placebo groups. Not only will TMS in New York have no negative effect on your memory, but it should have no negative impact on your brain’s cognitive functions either.
Will TMS cause side effects if I’m taking an antidepressant?
TMS is a safe depression treatment you can receive while taking antidepressants. For patients who experience some benefit from antidepressant medications and no significant adverse side effects to the medication, it is safe and generally recommended to continue use while getting TMS therapy.
Other Safe Depression Treatments
In addition to TMS in New York, there are other safe depression treatment options you or a loved one can consider. Some options and resources include:
- Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy aka “talk therapy” or just “therapy” helps many patients treat and manage their depression. Find a therapist online or ask trusted family and friends for suggestions.
- Self-care: Self-care is taking deliberate actions to take care of yourself and better your mental, emotional, or physical health. You can read more about how things like exercise and meditation can help manage your depression.
Getting Safe Depression Treatment: TMS in New York
If you think TMS in New York is a safe depression treatment you or a loved one would like to pursue, contact Mid City TMS today. Our New York TMS center is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan at 280 Madison Avenue and we are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday. Give us a call at 212-517-1867, contact us online, or schedule an appointment today.