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.
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?
- 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
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- 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:
- American Behavioral
- APS Healthcare
- Beech Street
- Behavioral Health Systems
- Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Claremont EAP
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
- Health Net
- HMC Healthworks
- Holman Group
- Inland Empire Health Plan
- MHNet Behavioral Health
- Military OneSource
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.
*Please note that all TMS services are referred out to other providers for their expertise.