TMS therapy may be effective if you have not been responding to oral antidepressants.
TMS is an FDA approved non-invasive treatment option for patients living with depression.
During TMS treatment we will use a magnetic coil to stimulate underactive areas of your brain involved with mood management.
Does not affect cognitive function
Covered by most insurance
It is important TMS is not confused with ECT. They are very different modalities. TMS does not affect cognitive functions such as IQ or memory.
*Indications for use
TMS therapy is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.
TMS is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode. Evolve Health TMS therapy is available by referral only. You must get a referral from your doctor or mental health provider to receive TMS therapy. There are guidelines for approval and doctor recommendations, but we can work with you to get through the paperwork. To see if you are a candidate for TMS therapy with Evolve Health, take this brief survey.
Evolve Health TMS therapy is an offered treatment that utilizes the depression protocol of 19 minute sessions. These sessions are once a day, five days a week for six weeks (30 sessions). Then the treatment will taper down to six sessions over two to three weeks.
You sit in a chair in a relaxed position. When the magnetic pulses are delivered you hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head. Many patients can watch television or read during treatment. Music is enjoyed, too.
TMS treatment is without the side effects typically experienced with antidepressants, such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction. TMS may, for some, cause headache or nausea, but you should be able to resume your daily activities right after treatment. However, please note that TMS therapy is a medical procedure and any side effects experienced during or after receiving the therapy should be reported to your doctor.
We currently offer TMS therapy in 2 of our Evolve Health clinics – Beaverton and Portland.