Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

At Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center, we offer a service to help with depression called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Unlike other ways used to help combat depression, TMS has been proven to be more effective as well as show fewer to no symptoms. It is non-systemic and directly stimulates the brain without any type of anesthesia, which makes it easier to go about your daily life. If you have not seen successful results from other prescription medicines or therapy, TMS may be right for you. An evaluation is necessary to determine whether or not TMS is the right decision to treat your depression.

 

TMS:

  FDA approved

 Long lasting relief

  Non-drug

  Shows little to no symptoms

  Non-invasive

 Covered by most insurances

 

During the process of TMS Therapy doctors will use a targeted pulsed magnetic field similar to an MRI machine. A small magnetic coil will be placed around the patient’s head to create the targeted field which stimulates areas of the brain that are “under-active”. The patient may have a feeling of lightly tapping on their head and sounds of clicking. Since TMS does not require anesthesia, or show any major symptoms, you can continue on normally with the rest of your day after treatment. This makes it easier to go to and from appointments. Some reported symptoms of TMS therapy include discomfort, headaches, and slight pain near the area of treatment. These symptoms can be easily treated with non prescription medicines and the appointments only take a short amount of time everyday for 5 days, for approximately 4-6 weeks. If other treatments previously have not worked for you, schedule a consultation with Nulton Diagnostics.

 

Facts about Depression:

Symptoms of depression can include lack of sleep, energy, and concentration. Some more serious symptoms may include a decrease in appetite, physical activity, and willingness of life.

 People who suffer from depression are more likely to catch illnesses such as colds due to lack of energy and physical activity.

Depression is common amongst many people of all ages, over 350 million people suffer from this mental disorder.

Over 8% of the United States youth, experiences depression at least at one point of their lives.

1 in 4 people before age 24 will suffer with depression

 

If antidepressants and therapy do not work for you, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may put a stop to your depression. That is, if you are experiencing negative symptoms or showing no signs of change with other treatments to qualify. Long-term remission is possible with TMS.

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