Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD). You can receive TMS treatment from the board-certified clinicians at My TMS’s office in Boca Raton, Florida. This safe, effective treatment takes minutes to complete, and you can drive yourself home from the office that day.
Get Depression Treatment in Boca Raton
If you struggle with symptoms of MDD, you’re not alone — more than 21 million adults in the United States have experienced a major depressive episode. While MDD is treatable in most cases, some patients still experience symptoms after psychotherapy, antidepressants and other procedures. TMS treatment is an option for patients ready to try a new approach.
Depression, especially depression that resists other treatments, often results from a chemical imbalance in the brain. TMS treatment involves the use of magnetic energy to stimulate brain activity and encourage the production of important chemicals like serotonin.
During TMS treatment, your doctor will administer magnetic energy to a part of the brain that researchers believe regulates mood and controls emotional judgment. The energy causes specific neurons to fire to decrease MDD symptoms.
Our Service Options
My TMS is here to help those experiencing persistent depression symptoms. We offer two treatment options for MDD in Boca Raton. Each treatment approach is safe, noninvasive and eligible for insurance coverage in most cases.
MagStim Repetitive TMS
MagStim Repetitive TMS (rTMS) is the first TMS treatment doctors began using for depression. Here, the rTMS system creates a magnetic pulse using an electromagnetic coil. The pulse creates an electric current in the part of the brain under the coil. This new current drives brain function in a part of the brain that depression inhibits.
BrainsWay Deep TMS
Deep TMS (dTMS) also focuses on precise parts of the brain. In this case, the target area is deeper and wider than what rTMS targets. The larger treatment radius makes dTMS ideal for patients who cannot sit still for the procedure’s duration.
What to Expect From Our Boca Raton Location
At My TMS, we do everything possible to make TMS therapy comfortable for you. Treatment involves a few brief sessions over the course of a few days.
Our compassionate staff will bring you back into the treatment room and sit you down in a comfortable chair. For rTMS treatment, they’ll move the MagStim electromagnetic coil device to your head. For dTMS treatment, they’ll place a three-dimensional H-coil helmet on your head.
Either machine will create an electromagnetic pulse. You’ll feel the device gently tapping on your head, and you may hear a clicking noise. The treatment takes five minutes per day, five days a week over six weeks.
Feel Better With My TMS Therapy
My TMS is a reliable place to get TMS therapy for depression in Boca Raton, Florida. We’re committed to helping our patients live happier lives with fewer depression symptoms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us online today!