Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation ( TMS therapy) is now available at Revive Therapeutic Services in Providence, Rhode Island. We are excited to offer this profoundly effective treatment to the community and their patients.The procedure is safe for those that qualify to receive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment.
TMS is an advanced therapy which uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The pulses, produced through a NeuroStar FDA approved device, are delivered directly to the specific area of the brain involved in depression.
TMS stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in individuals with depressive symptoms during 19-minute treatment sessions. Unlike medications that are dispersed throughout the entire body, this is a targeted treatment for depression without the common side effects caused by medications.
The TMS machine is considered one of the industry’s best. It is non-invasive and easy to use.
After someone has failed two or more antidepressant medications, the chance of getting to remission is significantly low in comparison to the response and remission rates TMS offers.
You will be seated comfortable in a chair. A technician will map out your symptoms in order to identify what areas of the brain will need treatment. TMS sessions take around 20 minutes to complete. They are done Monday through Friday and patients will undergo 36 sessions to complete a treatment.
There is a number of conditions and illnesses that can be treated using transcranial magnetic stimulation. This treatment is primarily used for children, teenagers, & young adults that suffer from mental illnesses, including:
Reasons you may not qualify are:
Side effects from transcranial magnetic stimulation are very mild and not common. Patients who do experience side effects usually suffer a mild headache. No anesthesia is used for this therapy and no helmet is involved. You will be able to drive and continue with your day after the session.
TMS is covered under most insurance policies. Contact us today to set up a consultation to begin achieving full remission of your symptoms.
Your antidepressant medications have only taken you so far, but you want to continue the fight. The time has come for you to talk to your provider in Providence, RI to determine if tms therapy is right for you.