After you (or a provider or loved one) calls us or submits a form, we set up a complimentary consultation with you, so you will know what to expect from the treatment. Our insurance team will also work out how much of TMS treatment we can get covered for you. After that, you will have an evaluation with one of our psychiatrists and do a cortical mapping so we can determine the exact location to precisely target your treatment. All of our patients go through a re-mapping several times during treatment to help ensure that we are maximizing impact and effectiveness.
TMS depression treatment works by generating electromagnetic pulses directed toward areas of the brain involved in mood regulation. Small electrical currents are created and are thought to activate brain cells in these inactive regions, releasing important neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine. Basically, it is a transformation of the neural network.
Even though the precise mechanisms of TMS therapy are still uncertain, it is constantly being explored and the benefits expanded. Its effects on the brain and its ability to target depression have been impressive. The future is promising as techniques continue to be fine-tuned.