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Alternatives to Depression Treatment (TMS)

Alternatives to Depression Treatment (TMS)

Clinical depression is usually treated with medication and psychotherapy or, in some cases. If these treatments are ineffective, it might be time to try a more recent alternative: transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS. At our practice, we offer the most effective and comfortable TMS procedure.

How Can TMS Therapy Be Used As An Alternative To Treat Depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation TMS is a non-invasive technique involving magnetic fields to accelerate nerve cells in the brain to better depression. Some benefits of this procedure are

  • The procedure has moderate or no side effects 
  • The procedure does not need that patient to stop taking prescribed medications
  • The procedure does not require the use of general anesthesia

Procedure for Using TMS to Treat Depression

Before our specialists start treatment, they carefully locate the most suitable place to put the magnets on your head and the best quantity of magnetic energy for you. Your first appointment with us usually takes about 1 hour. During your first appointment, our specialist takes you to a treatment room where you will be asked to sit in a reposing chair and given earplugs to wear during the procedure. 

Our specialist then places an electromagnetic coil against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet smoothly delivers a magnetic pulse that quickens nerve cells in the region of your brain that controls mood and depression. This step helps to arouse areas of the brain that have decreased activity in depression. 

Though the biology of how TMS works is not fully understood, the stimulation seems to impact how the brain functions, which appears to reduce depression symptoms and enhance mood. There are various ways to perform this procedure, and techniques might change as experts learn more about the best ways to carry out treatments. You can go back to your regular daily activities after your treatment. Most patients can expect to work and drive between treatments.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today at our practice to fix a one-on-one consultation. Our trusted experts will be happy to meet with you and discuss your treatment options.

Advanced TMS Center

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Suite 260
Ladera Ranch, CA 92695

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