What is dTMS Treatment for Depression & How Does it Work?

Have you been suffering from long-standing depression, experimenting with different types of medication with no success?

Have you been experiencing intolerable side effects from anti-depressants, like weight change, insomnia or sexual dysfunction?

Did you know there is a non-medication treatment option for depression?

CPCH is now offering dTMS (deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) by Brainsway for treatment-resistant depression. As we introduce this new treatment option to our community, all patients that begin treatment will receive a highly discounted rate compared to other dTMS treatment services.

What is dTMS: Brainsway’s dTMS therapy is effective, safe and generally well-tolerated for patients with treatment-resistant depression. It is FDA cleared for patients who tried several types of antidepressants without improvement. Our dTMS therapy is non-invasive and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia.

dTMS treatment stimulates the brain regions responsible for depression in a non-invasive way, using brief magnetic fields to stimulate brain structures responsible for depression. This technology is similar to that used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.

Brainsway’s dTMS has been widely tested, participating in over 60 clinical trials worldwide. It has patents registered both by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the company.

How it Works: Video:

What to Expect:

Brainsway™ dTMS can help you break through the sadness and start anew with a safe, non-invasive and effective depression treatment*. The treatment has been shown to bring significant improvement to patients suffering from depression, including those who have tried several types of antidepressants to no avail.

dTMS is a non-medication outpatient therapy, which can have you feeling better after only two weeks of treatment.

During your treatment session a doctor or one of our staff will be present with you for the 15 minute duration of your appointment. You will sit in a comfortable chair and you can look at magazines or use your smart device while you wait for your session to finish.

Video:

The first phase of treatment is called the Intensive phase. This simply means that you will be seen five days per week for a 15 minute session 4 weeks in a row.

After the intensive stage is over the transition stage or maintenance phase begins. During this phase you will receive a treatment session for once per week for 8 weeks.

What are the side effects: The most common side effects of dTMS are headaches and a tingly sensation on the area of the head.

Who is This For: dTMS treatment is for patients experiencing depression and have tried multiple anti-depressants with no positive results or effect. dTMS is also for patients that would prefer a non-medication treatment for depression.

Ive already tried different types of medication and had poor results  will dTMS be any better?

Studies have shown dTMS to be effective for patients with depression, regardless of how many medications were tried. dTMS works for people even if they are currently taking medicine, if they have tried ECT, if they have tried other TMS technologies, and if and they are engaged in psychotherapy.

How does dTMS treatment compare with ECT? ECT is a treatment based on electrically induced seizures, whereas, dTMS treatment stimulates brain regions using brief magnetic pulses similar to those used in MRI systems, without inducing seizures. ECT requires anesthesia and can have severe side effects, including memory loss. dTMS does not involve anesthesia, has no effects on memory and is well-tolerated.

How do I Get Started: The best way to get started and learn more is to contact our office. There are several payment options to discuss. Also, as we introduce this treatment option to our community of, all patients will receive a highly discounted rate compared to other treatment services.

Please call one of our staff members at 919-636-5240 and we will be happy to answer any additional questions as well as schedule your first appointment.

Live Mentally Healthy,
Dr. Jennie Byrne

Author
Dr. Jennie Byrne, M.D., PhD.

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