Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS, is an FDA cleared noninvasive treatment that is used to treat psychiatric conditions. TMS uses a magnetic field to stimulate a specific target region in the brain that controls mood, using it to treat symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and other conditions by activating the neural pathways. Here at Georgia Psychiatric Consultants and Rejuvenate TMS we use deep TMS that is only offered by the BrainsWay TMS system. Deep TMS has proven to be more accurate and efficient in targeting the brain than repetitive TMS that is offered by other TMS systems, all while maintaining safe levels of stimulation. BrainsWay’s Deep TMS is patented and FDA cleared to treat both MDD and OCD, making it the only TMS solution that has been proven to treat patients suffering from OCD.
Does TMS Therapy Work?
About 40% of individuals suffering from depression are shown to be treatment-resistant, meaning antidepressants are either ineffective or carry unbearable side effects. TMS has proven successful in more than half of those with treatment-resistant depression. Many who showed successful results from the trial achieved full remission with BrainsWay’s Deep TMS.
One third of those treated for OCD with BrainsWay’s Deep TMS also showed promising results, experiencing over 30% reduction of symptoms after failing to respond to other, more common treatments. BrainsWay’s Deep TMS not only works more effectively but at higher rates than other TMS products on the market.
Is TMS Therapy Safe?
Deep TMS is not only a proven method to treat MDD and OCD but also one with almost no side effects. Most people receiving treatment don’t feel anything during or after the treatment other than a tapping and knocking sensation. A small percentage of patients experience some discomfort and pain around the application area or jaw, but adjusting the helmet often resolves these sensations. Additionally, the pain and discomfort attributed to the treatment tend to improve or go away altogether during consecutive sessions. While most people who suffer from these conditions give up after medication or psychotherapy fails to produce desired results, TMS offers an alternative with a high success rate and virtually no side effects.
What is the Cost of TMS Therapy?
Most private medical insurance companies do cover TMS treatment for MDD. However, Deep TMS for OCD is not yet covered by most insurers. If your treatment is not covered by insurance, we offer cash pricing and a financing option through Advance Care.
How Do I Get Started with TMS Therapy?
If you are interested in finding out more or starting deep TMS therapy, contact us at (678) 486-7669 or complete the form below: