Deep TMS therapy is a new treatment that is FDA approved to treat depression. Deep TMS stands for Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
Deep TMS is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office under his/her supervision, using a medical device called Brainsway deep TMS. Brainsway deep TMS is:
- Non-invasive meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake, alert and comfortable during the treatment.
- Non-systemic, meaning that is it not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the bloodstream throughout the body.
The typical treatment plan for deep TMS consists of an initial mapping session that can last 60 minutes to 90 minutes followed by a series of treatment sessions lasting approximately 20 minutes.
Similar to many illnesses, mental illness is often treated with the help of medication treatment. There are several medications available to the treat mental illnesses and the risks and benefits are considered when starting any treatment modality.
CBT is an effective therapy that has been proven to work for many illnesses through multiple studies and is evidence based. It is a time limited therapy that is goal-oriented and collaborative with the patient and therapist setting the agenda and goals together. Each patient will have a customized therapy that is tailored specifically for the unique needs and goals of the patient.
SPRAVATO® (esketamine) is a prescription nasal spray that is FDA approved for treatment of adults with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). It is used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant medication and is typically used for patients who have tried and failed with at least 2 other antidepressant medications. Contact our office for more details.