TMS Therapy in South Miami, Florida
The My TMS office in South Miami offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). TMS may be the next step to take if you’ve had little success with psychotherapy and antidepressants. This FDA-approved treatment is safe, noninvasive and only takes a few minutes.
TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that targets underactive regions of the brain by magnetically stimulating nerve cells. Similar to MRI technology, TMS is an innovative way to treat depression at its source—without medication.
TMS therapy is administered by a professional in a secure environment. The process is outpatient, low-maintenance, and takes less than three months. It is a safe and effective option for those seeking treatment for drug-resistant depression.
TMS Depression Therapy in South Miami
If you’re struggling to find an effective depression treatment, you’re not alone — millions of Americans experience symptoms of depression. While standard treatments work for some, others find little relief from psychotherapy and antidepressants alone. TMS therapy is an innovative, noninvasive procedure that eases depression symptoms.
TMS therapy targets specific regions of the brain with electromagnetic pulses. Researchers are still determining how TMS treatment affects the brain, but experts have found that the method leads to positive results in over half of patients who experienced few benefits from standard treatment. Many believe that the electromagnetic pulses stimulate brain functionality to increase chemical production, which prevents depression symptoms.
Treatment Options for MDD in South Miami
You can receive TMS therapy from the experienced clinicians at My TMS’s South Miami office. Our doctors specialize in two types of TMS treatment, and we’ll work closely with you to determine which option is best for your needs.
MagStim Repetitive TMS
MagStim Repetitive TMS (rTMS) is the first form that doctors began using to treat MDD. You’ll recline in a comfortable chair while our physicians move the treatment device to the front of your skull. The device will pulsate against your head for about five minutes, generating an electric current that stimulates brain activity. We’ll bring you in for rTMS treatment five days a week for four to six weeks.
BrainsWay Deep TMS
BrainsWay Deep TMS (dTMS) is a newer form of therapy where were use a wider, deeper treatment area to target more of your brain. The electromagnetic pulses come through an H-coil helmet which you’ll wear during your 10- to 20-minute session. Like rTMS treatment, dTMS sessions occur five days a week for four to six weeks.
How TMS Therapy Works
TMS works by addressing the frontal cortex—typically understimulated in those with depression—the magnetic pulse ignites the action potential in this area of the brain. This allows essential chemicals to enter, thus reducing symptoms of depression. The treatment process is easy to understand and is administered promptly and effectively. During a TMS treatment, a professional places the TMS device over a patient’s head in order to optimize magnetic stimulation. The treatments last around 20 to 35 minutes. Rhythmic tapping will come from the device, but will only be felt subtly in the form of vibrations. The tapping might be loud, so earplugs are provided. The treatments are administered every day over a span of 4 to 8 weeks.
Non-Drug Treatment for Depression
Medication does not work for everybody, which is why TMS is such a cutting-edge step in the universal treatment of depression. This procedure allows those with drug-resistant depression to get the help they need—giving hope to and ending frustration for many depression patients. Additionally, TMS therapy does not mimic the same side effects as antidepressants. Many people struggle to cope with the unfavorable side effects of antidepressants. If the side effects are unmanageable, TMS therapy provides a fresh alternative.
What to Expect From Our South Miami Location
Our South Miami staff is ready to welcome you for a relaxing series of TMS treatments. You’ll develop a close relationship with our doctors as they work with you to understand your needs and determine the best treatment approach.
During your TMS sessions, You’ll sit comfortably while the machine gently taps against your skull. Although some patients need time to acclimate to the procedure, this is a pain-free process. We’ll ease you in by gradually increasing your dose. Treatment will conclude in a matter of minutes, and you’ll be free to drive home and resume your day.
There may be a copay at the time of treatment. Most insurance providers will cover TMS therapy for patients who have had a certain number of ineffective antidepressant and counseling trials. Our staff will pursue insurance approval on your behalf.
Is TMS Right for Me?
There is no reason to stop seeking treatment because typical methods are not helping. If you have tried to get relief from medications and psychotherapy, but have not gotten your desired results, then TMS treatment is what you need. You will benefit greatly from reducing your depression symptoms and reclaiming your life. Our TMS treatment in Miami, Florida can help reduce symptoms of depression, such as:
- Chemical imbalances
- Low energy levels
Feel Better with My TMS Therapy
It is time to address your drug-resistant depression. You deserve to live your life to its full potential, so stop letting your depression hold you back. TMS treatment has minimal side effects and helps to manage your symptoms in a safe, effective, and non-invasive way. Make the first step in creating the life you want. TMS therapy makes a difference in our patients’ lives. Schedule an appointment today or view our testimonials to see how past patients have benefitted from TMS therapy.
Contact My TMS Miami, where our team is eager to guide you through every step of this process. Give us a call today at (305) 735-3551.