TMS therapy

TMS Treatment Near Me, Tampa FL

Talk therapy and medications are in most cases the first lines of treatments for people who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, autism, addiction, and other disorders. These treatments are not successful for all patients. In these situations, TMS might be used as a substitute treatment. In our practice, our TMS therapy has proven to be effective in treating mental disorders, including depression and anxiety.

How Does TMS Therapy Work?

TMS works by targeting inactive brain parts associated with addiction, depression, ADHD, and other disorders by sending magnetic pulses to trigger the brain in those parts. Here are some benefits of TMS therapy:

  • The procedure does not require any form of sedation
  • The procedure has no negative effects on memory or concentration
  • The procedure does not cause weight gain or loss

Procedure for TMS Therapy

As we are all aware by now TMS Therapy is an outpatient procedure. At our practice, the procedure consists of at least 5 treatments per week for 4-6 weeks. This treatment does not involve surgery and does not require any form of sedation or anesthesia, as the patient remains alert and awake during the treatment. The treatment is not taken by mouth and does not spread in the bloodstream. 

Using a magnetic coil, our specialist generates intense magnetic fields which turn on and off very speedily. These magnetic fields are equal in magnitude to those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging machine. We apply the treatment coil to your head above the left prefrontal cortex. This area of the brain manages mood and therefore is the position where the magnetic fields are concentrated. These magnetic fields do not alter the whole brain; they only touch about 2-3 centimeters into the brain precisely below the treatment coil. 

As these magnetic fields enter the brain, they create tiny electrical currents. These electrical currents trigger cells within the brain which are known to release neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Since these disorders are thought to be the result of a disparity of these chemicals in the brain, TMS can restore that parity and, thus, relieve the symptoms.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today at our practice to schedule a simple consultation. Our trusted experts will be happy to meet with you and discuss whether TMS treatment is right for you.