TMS Therapy in Houston, TX
What is TMS Therapy?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. It is typically used when other depression treatments aren’t effective. Undergoing TMS treatment is similar to receiving an MRI.
How Does TMS Therapy Work?
A coil device is placed over the patient’s head to deliver magnetic pulses to the brain. These pulses cause electrical changes within the underlying brain circuitry. This procedure is non-invasive and relatively painless.
Each treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes to perform, and patients can resume their regular activities immediately following treatment. To achieve effective results, patients usually require treatment five days a week for four to eight weeks.
Does TMS Therapy Have the Same Side Effects as Antidepressants?
Because TMS therapy is non-systemic (does not circulate in the blood throughout the body), it does not cause side effects such as weight gain, nausea, dry mouth, and loss of libido that are commonly found with antidepressant drugs. The most common side effects reported with TMS during clinical trials were mild to moderate headache occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment.
Are You a Candidate for TMS Therapy?
- Are you ready to give up on antidepressant treatment?
- Are you experiencing negative side effects from your antidepressant medication?
- Have you tried more medications than you care to remember?
- Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
After a full course of treatment, most patients report a significant reduction in symptoms which persists beyond the end of the treatment course.
If you would like to request more information about TMS Therapy, you may contact 1960 Family Practice by calling (281) 586-3888.