Lakeview Health offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as part of our comprehensive treatment for patients who suffer from both addiction and depression. TMS therapy is an FDA approved, noninvasive procedure that utilizes a state of the art Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation device which applies highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that may be underactive in patients with depression. TMS therapy is typically used when traditional depression treatment methods haven’t been effective.
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During a TMS therapy session, an electromagnet is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet noninvasively sends a magnetic pulse which begins to stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain responsible for mood control and depression. TMS has proven to stimulate activity in these regions of the brain in people with depression.
The stimulation appears to affect how this part of the brain is working, which in turn seems to ease depression symptoms and improve mood. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat depression involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, also known as repetitive TMS or rTMS for short.
If you have depression, TMS treatment is one of the many available treatments at Lakeview Health. Every patient at Lakeview Health has a comprehensive evaluation to determine if they have depression. About 30% of people with addictions have depression. Treatment of depression improves the outcomes of addiction therapy and improves quality of life.
Patients are provided Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy and non-addictive antidepressant medications for the treatment of depression. While these treatments are often very helpful, not every person responds to these treatments. That is when TMS should be considered. TMS is an excellent treatment option when other treatments are inadequate.
Yes. TMS therapy is very safe. Each treatment takes about 40 minutes. Patients receive TMS 5 days a week for 4 to 6 weeks. During treatment, patients are awake and comfortable and can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Yes. TMS does work and is very effective in treating depression. Approximately half of the patients who did not respond to other treatment options will respond to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
In order to be eligible to get TMS therapy at Lakeview Health, you must be a patient at Lakeview Health. We do not offer this as a service by itself, but it is part of our comprehensive addiction treatment program. If you are interested in seeking addiction treatment at Lakeview Health, fill out our health insurance verification form.