Depression and the constant sadness it causes can diminish your quality of life and lead to crippling side effects. At Compassionate Psychiatric Services in Frisco, Texas, dedicated providers offer noninvasive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy to reduce treatment-resistant depression symptoms. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
TMS therapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic energy to stimulate the nerve cells in your brain that are responsible for mood. Your psychiatrist could recommend you try TMS therapy if other treatments for depression haven’t worked.
Common signs and symptoms of depression that could indicate a need for TMS therapy include:
You may also experience physical aches and pains with depression or problems at work, school, and in social situations.
To find out if you’re a candidate for TMS treatment at Compassionate Psychiatric Services, your psychiatrist discusses your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. They complete a psychiatric assessment and may recommend you try other treatments for depression first, such as oral medication, lifestyle changes, or counseling.
Compassionate Psychiatric Services provides pharmacogenomic testing to analyze your body’s likely response to common psychiatric treatments.
During each TMS treatment, you relax in a comfortable chair in a soothing room. Your specialist places an electromagnetic coil against your scalp in targeted areas. You might wear earplugs during the procedure.
Your psychiatrist then delivers painless magnetic pulses into nerve cells in the brain that regulate mood control. The procedure is simple and could last about 40-60 minutes.
You can resume a normal routine after undergoing TMS therapy, but some people get headaches or feel lightheaded afterward. You often need a series of TMS treatments — five times weekly for about 4-6 weeks — to have the best outcome, but every patient is different.
Symptom relief could take a few weeks, but if TMS works for you, depression symptoms could go away entirely. You might also take medication or undergo psychotherapy to enhance your results.
To learn more about TMS therapy and find out if you’re a candidate for it, call the Compassionate Psychiatric Services office or schedule an appointment online today.