Currently, TMS therapy is performed by some doctors across the country, with each one reporting different results. We can expect a variation in success rate depending on the physician performing the procedure and his or her skill, as well as the health of the patient. Some doctors report an 80 percent success rate, although there are a few caveats to keep in mind here: Most of the patients these doctors saw were receptive to treatment, and they may not take in quite as many patients.
Our office reports a 50 percent success rate, which is a rate we feel is more realistic to strive for. This is because many of our patients are treatment-resistant, meaning they’ve turned to several other solutions already, including multiple medications for many years, and never quite reached a state of “normal.” However, even these folks, who were beginning to or had already lost hope, were able to achieve regular status with the help of adding several TMS therapy sessions.
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