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      What is TMS Therapy?

      TMS Therapy NYC

      Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. It has been used successfully to treat depression, even in patients where other treatments, such as medication, have not worked.

      How Does It Work?

      This painless procedure involves the use of an electromagnetic coil, which delivers a repetitive magnetic pulse or rTMS, thereby stimulating the regions of the brain that controls mood and depression. Although the underlying physiological mechanism by which this therapy works is not completely understood, it is believed that it works by activating the part of the brain that has decreased activity in depression, resulting in improved mood.

      Who Does It Work For?

      Depression is a debilitating disease, which affects millions of Americans. It is the leading cause of disability in people ages 15-44. Unfortunately, the most common therapies, which include psychotherapy in conjunction with medication, don’t work for everyone. Some studies suggest that nearly two-thirds of people with depression are unsuccessfully treated with medication. Further, it can take months for these medications to take effect, and even when they do, they often do not resolve all the symptoms and over time can become less and less effective.

      Although this is a relatively newer therapy, Harvard Medical School estimates that approximately 50-60% of people with depression, who have failed to see improvement with medication, do see a meaningful, clinical response with TMS. Further, about one-third of these patients experience full remission, meaning their symptoms have completely gone away. However, it is acknowledged that while most patients feel significantly better faster or for many months after the completion of their initial round of treatment, some patients will require subsequent, follow-on treatments.

      An extensive review, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, was conducted by 17 expert clinicians. This review included 119 clinical, published studies on TMS and its use for depression. They determined that these multiple randomized, controlled trials and associated literature, support the safety and clinical efficacy of rTMA as an antidepressant therapy.

      Further, the combination of TMS with other effective therapies is also highly effective. Here at the Kellman Wellness Center, we combine TMS along with IV ketamine therapy, which is also extremely effective in treating depression in those individuals where conventional medications have failed. The combined treatment provides powerful results, which are a game-changer for people who have been suffering with depression.

      Although TMS is FDA-approved to treat depression, a wide variety of clinical research is underway looking at other applications for its use. Some practitioners, including the Kellman Wellness Center, are using it to successfully treat other conditions such as bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain management, as well neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

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