At Psychiatric Solutions, we use cutting-edge technologies, highly qualified staff, and state of the art equipment to give you the best treatment possible. In addition to our clinical programs, Psychiatric Solutions provides other services and treatments, including:
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one of the most innovative new therapies for treating depression, including patients with long-standing chronic depression. It’s especially effective for individuals whose condition does not improve by taking anti-depressants, or who cannot tolerate the side effects of anti-depressants and therefore cannot take them.
Our patients often describe the effects of TMS as “cloud lifting.” This treatment can be so successful that some patients are able to reduce or stop taking their medication altogether.
How TMS Works
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a drug-free therapy that works by using magnetic pulses to stimulate specific areas of a patient’s brain. The technology is similar to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and is so effective that some patients experience full remission of their depressive symptoms.
Patients undergo TMS at our offices in an outpatient treatment session that lasts approximately 20-40 minutes. They are awake throughout the session and are able to return to their regular activities directly afterward. Patients typically receive a series of TMS treatments over a period of several weeks or months.
TMS is an extremely safe procedure, and does not carry the negative side effects of many medications used to treat depression. Approximately half of all patients experience significant improvement in their symptoms. Unlike medication, TMS also provides enduring relief from depressive symptoms, even one year after receiving treatment.
Our team will work with you directly to determine whether TMS is the right treatment for you. For more information, contact our office today.
Patients who need support in managing their prescribed medications on an ongoing basis can meet with one of our dedicated psychiatrists or nurse practitioners. Appointments with psychiatrists typically occur monthly, and patients meet with their provider for approximately 30 minutes.