Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Have you ever heard of the acronym TMS therapy? TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It can help to treat individuals who are battling depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental illnesses. At Neurosciences Medical Clinic we are experts in magnetic therapy and have the right TMS therapy for you. Located conveniently in Miami, our medical clinic dedicates the best treatment out there.
NeuroStar Advanced Therapy (TMS) is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is not a depression drug, NeuroStar TMS Therapy does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional antidepressant medications. TMS uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, NeuroStar TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.
More than 1.6 million treatments have been performed with NeuroStar TMS machines. This is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. The exact cause of depression is usually defined as an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters. These are essentially chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. While the debate of the exact cause of depression continues, the fight to successful treat patients with this illness continues to evolve. Doctors such as those at Neurosciences Medical Clinic in Miami, Florida are working diligently to practice new exercises to help those suffering from depression. We have found that Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment is one of the simplest and safest methods for those patients who do not see success with typical treatments such as psychotherapy and medication. TMS presents a new opportunity to help patients with depression with a high success rate.
What to Expect…
During the actual procedure, a powerful magnetic coil (similar to that of a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI) is used to stimulate your brain’s nerve cells in the hopes this will balance out the chemicals. It specifically targets the area of the brain that controls thoughts and moods. These magnetic transmitters generally have a positive effect on the patient’s mood, making long-term treatment possible. In fact, it has been suggested that TMS can potentially lead to complete remission so that the patient no longer needs assistance in aiding their depression.
As previously stated, this treatment is extremely safe and painless. Here are some reasons why this advanced therapy is efficient to you:
- Therapy sessions are conducted in the comfort of your doctor’s office.
- You can return back to your normal daily tasks, immediately.
- There is no time wasted for recovery.
- You stay awake during the entire duration of the treatment.
- There are no negative effects on memory or sleep.
- It is covered by most health insurance plans. This includes Medicare and Tricare.
- There are more than 1 million treatments that are performed each year. This means that TMS therapy us bringing new hope to people every day.