TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR DEPRESSION

According to Harvard University Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for depression is a safe and effective treatment that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate different areas of the brain. TMS is non-invasive (does not require surgery), non-systemic (does not affect the entire body) and well-tolerated. TMS therapy can be used alone, or in conjunction with other treatment modalities including behavioral therapies and medication.

SAFE

TMS Therapy is focused on the areas of the brain that control mood so it does not negatively affect thinking and memory functions, or any other normal brain functions.

COMFORTABLE

During TMS Therapy, there is no need for sedation or anesthesia; patients are awake, alert and are able to resume normal activities after a treatment session.

EFFICIENT

Typically, only a 6-week course of 45 minutes per day treatments are needed, unlike medications that can take months to stabilize mood. After a course of TMS Therapy, most patients enjoy long-lasting benefits.

NATURAL

TMS Therapy uses magnetic energy to stimulate brain cells which helps them to naturally release needed chemicals necessary for proper mood regulation.

NO SIDE EFFECTS

TMS is 100% free of medication side effects. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications, TMS Therapy does not cause weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, fatigue or negative cognitive effects.

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT FOR TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS) WORK?

During TMS treatment, patients recline in a treatment chair and remain awake and alert. A TMS magnet is positioned over the patient’s head to deliver pulses to specific areas of the brain. Patients report that the pulses feel like taps on the scalp. Each treatment session lasts about 3 minutes, after which patients can immediately return to their daily routines.

Most people tolerate TMS well. Sometimes patients experience mild scalp discomfort or mild headache during treatment. Most patients notice symptom improvement with TMS after 2 weeks of treatment (8-10 sessions)TMS is both non-invasive and non-systemic. It has fewer side effects than other treatments. In some cases, no side effects at all. Other treatments rely on deep brain stimulation or vagus nerve stimulation. Unlike those treatments, TMS does not require electrode implantation or surgery. It will not cause seizures or require the use of anesthesia sedation. In fact, TMS will not affect cognitive function. Patients can go about daily activities following treatment.

How do you know if you need it?

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Post-partum Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder/Addiction
  • Eating Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Dementia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue

Insurance that covers mental health in Clear Mind Treatment

Insurance that covers mental health in Clear Mind Treatment:

Find out if your Insurance covers mental health therapy.
Clear Mind Treatment accepts most PPO insurance plans including:

  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • AmeriHealth
  • Anthem
  • APS Healthcare
  • Beacon
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • CHIPA
  • Cigna
  • Claremont EAP
  • ComPsych
  • Concern
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Health Net
  • HMC Healthworks
  • Holman Group
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Interplan
  • Medicare
  • MHN
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Military OneSource
  • Molina
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • PHCS
  • Sutter
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare

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TMS safely treats symptoms of anxiety and depression.

It relies on the use of magnetic energy. This stimulates parts of the brain affected by mental health disorders.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation started as a treatment option for non-responsive depression. Overtime, it has grown to include other disorders as well. However, it remains a depression alternative treatment option for many people.

Contact us

At our office, we show you exactly how the process works before your first session. When you make an appointment, you’ll see in person how TMS looks, and feels.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday:
from 9 to 7

Saturday and Sunday:
by appointment only

DAILY GROUP

Therapy available between 4-7pm

Santa Monica

3200 Santa Monica Blvd Suite # 204 Santa Monica, CA 90404

Topanga

7318 Topanga Canyon Blvd Canoga Park, CA 91303