dTMS, or deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is a relatively new method of treatment for those living with treatment-resistant depression, trauma, and anxiety disorders. It’s FDA approved for depression & OCD and promotes promising results in research trials for PTSD and addiction.
deep TMS is a revolutionary tool in treating a variety of mental health issues, especially treatment-resistant depression. It’s a great additional asset to traditional treatments like psychiatric medications and therapy as it’s non-invasive and requires no downtime. Most patients don’t experience any adverse side effects and experience symptom relief in as little as one treatment session.
Essentially, deep TMS is a therapeutic approach that utilizes a machine in order to stimulate areas of the brain associated with being responsible for debilitating symptoms of various mental health conditions. Basically, after a brain map (using an EEG) that allows mental health specialists to identify areas of the brain that may not be functioning up to par, the TMS machine is hooked up and placed onto and around a patient’s scalp. Then, the machine is turned on in order to activate a number of magnetic coils that work to send magnetic pulses through the scalp and into the brain. The result is stimulating specific areas of the brain that are negatively affected by imbalances of brain activity that can lead to the development of a number of mental health symptoms.
Since brain activity is responsible for a variety of mental health side effects, deep TMS can help individuals diagnosed across a wide range of mental health and cognitive issues. Some of the diagnoses that TMS is known to help assist with include:
Since TMS is non-invasive and there are virtually no side effects from this treatment, it’s a great tool to add to already ongoing treatment initiatives. It provides an extra opportunity for the long-term management of mental, emotional, and physical issues that are associated with health. If you’re looking for an alternative treatment approach that’s backed by the FDA and deemed both successful and safe, trying Deep TMS is right for you.
At Synchrony Brain Health, we are dedicated to offering neurological treatments that go above and beyond to address brain function issues that result in mental health, cognitive, and physical symptoms. TMS therapy allows us to provide an evidence-based tool that works in providing lasting healing and symptom relief to our patients. To find out more about dTMS therapy available at Synchrony Brain Health, call us today at 866-364-2300.
If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness or wants to optimize mental functioning, please contact us via phone, email, or contact form. Our assessment team is ready to help.