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While not a permanent cure, TMS offers hope and long-term healing for the majority of patients who do not benefit from or who cannot tolerate the side effects of medications.

Enjoy the Benefits of TMS Therapy

No systemic side effects

Unlike antidepressant medications, TMS does not have any systemic side effects, such as GI upset, concentration problems, weight gain, sleeping issues, suicidal thoughts, or other undesired symptoms.

Long-term symptom relief

TMS therapy offers long-term relief from the symptoms of depression and certain other mental health conditions for the majority of patients

Covered by insurance

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is covered by most insurance plans for the treatment of depression, and many will cover treatment for OCD.


Get the facts before making a decision about your care

MYTH: TMS is like 'shock therapy' or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

FACT: There is really no comparison between TMS and ECT. TMS is a brief outpatient therapy with no shock administered, no seizure induced, no medications required, and no systemic side effects, such as, loss of memory or body aches. In fact, patients immediately return to their normal activities with no down time and the treatment can be completed in a little as a 5 minutes per treatment session to a maximum of 37 minutes depending on the system and treatment protocol being administered.

MYTH: TMS is just a placebo effect and people who improve just believed that it worked

FACT: During clinical trials, 1 in 2 patients significantly responded to TMS therapy, and 1 in 3 reached complete remission. Since TMS was first FDA-approved in 2008 for major depressive disorder, there have been millions of treatments performed with average remission rates well over 50%. Depending on the TMS system used and level of experience of the physician and TMS Certified Technician, many TMS clinics are seeing remission rates as high as 75%.

MYTH: TMS Is Expensive and Not Covered By Insurance

FACT: TMS is covered by most insurance plans for the diagnosis of major depressive disorder when a patient has not responded to traditional forms of treatment, such as medications and therapy. Some insurance plans are now covering TMS for other conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). There are a few TMS clinics that do not accept insurance and the treatment can range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on a number of variables, such as treatment protocol, experience, etc.

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MYTH: TMS Is Not Effective and Just a Waste Of Time?

FACT: Regardless of the type of treatment you are considering, you should always do your research. There are numerous research and study articles that can be found online that prove the efficacy of TMS therapy. Nearly 70% of patients who elect TMS as a treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD) have a significant reduction in symptoms and/or complete remission. Clinical data also shows that TMS can be an effective treatment for a number of other mental health and neurological conditions. It’s always best to research facts rather than opinions.


Questions about TMS therapy?

Our TMS Specialists are available to assist with questions you may have about TMS therapy. We respond to all requests within 48-business hours.

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