Frequently Asked Questions
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-invasive, innovative treatment for depression systems. During the procedure, the area of the brain that controls depression systems is stimulated using a targeted pulsed magnetic field.
Individuals who suffer from depression, OCD and anxiety symptoms are prime candidates for TMS. Especially in instances where antidepressant medications do not work, TMS can offer a non-invasive treatment option without side effects.
TMS is an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. You can comfortably sit in our in-office exam rooms during the procedure.
While every patient is different, on average, TMS treatments are administered five days a week over a time period of four to six weeks.
TMS therapy is safe and FDA approved. You will not experience side effects that are commonly associated with depression medications. In fact, you can drive yourself to and from TMS sessions.
No, TMS is a non-invasive procedure. During sessions, you will wear a helmet that is used to stimulate the brain, but you will not experience any side effects or pain. In addition, because TMS does not require sedation, you will not experience common symptoms such as nausea or dry mouth.
Most major insurance companies and Medicare cover some costs of TMS. However, it’s best to check with your insurance company to determine if you are responsible for co-pays, deductibles or a portion of the procedure.
Learn more about TMS Therapy, available from SPRI Clinical Trials of Brooklyn, by contacting us today for a consultation.