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Is TMS therapy FDA approved?

Yes, TMS therapy was approved by the FDA for trials and treatment back in 2008. TMS therapy had proven and continues to prove itself as an effective treatment for patients suffering from a number of disorders. Although our technicians specialize in treating patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, we have also used TMS therapy to treat [...]

By |2017-01-05T18:21:15+00:00January 5th, 2017||0 Comments

Can I stop using anti-depression drugs if I do TMS therapy?

We have very few patients who have decided to stop taking their regular medication following TMS therapy, although we know of patients who have done so. It is entirely possible to stop taking any kind of antidepressants after TMS therapy, but maintenance sessions would essentially be a guarantee. Maintenance sessions are necessary because stopping the [...]

By |2017-01-05T18:20:26+00:00January 5th, 2017|, |0 Comments

Is TMS therapy uncomfortable?

TMS therapy is delivered as a low-intensity procedure that lightly penetrates the skull and brain but without using invasive measures to alter the structure of the brain. It is designed to require little of the patient, both in time and healing energy. Having said that, TMS therapy would only be uncomfortable at higher intensities due [...]

By |2019-03-05T16:40:59+00:00January 5th, 2017|, |0 Comments

Does TMS therapy cause memory loss?

No, there is absolutely no memory loss known to correspond with TMS therapy. The only known side effects with TMS therapy are the rare risk of grand mal seizure and the rare risk of fatigue. In fact, as we have learned through hundreds of patients in the last few years, it is almost a challenge [...]

By |2017-01-05T18:17:18+00:00January 5th, 2017|, |0 Comments

Does Medicare cover TMS treatment?

Medicare is a form of federal health insurance available primarily to elderly folks over the age of 65, first established back when Lyndon Johnson was the President of the United States. Currently, Medicare does cover TMS therapy treatment in patients with Medicare who are suffering from depression. It is necessary to keep alert for any [...]

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