Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology & Mind Body Wellness located in Phoenix and Glendale, AZ

TMS

What is TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure used to treat depression. The treatment uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in your brain to improve your depression symptoms.

The Marcann Group offers TMS sessions on-site to relieve persistent symptoms of depression. They can confirm you’re a candidate for TMS therapy during a consultation.

Am I a candidate for TMS treatments?

The team at The Marcann Group may recommend TMS therapy if medications and psychotherapy aren’t working well for your depression.

You may not be a candidate for TMS if you’re pregnant or have:

  • Frequent headaches
  • History of seizures
  • Other mental health disorders
  • Implanted medical devices (pacemaker or stents)

The providers perform a physical exam and evaluate your overall mental health before recommending TMS treatments. If you’re not a candidate for this type of therapy, they can suggest other therapies that can control your depression symptoms.

What happens during TMS sessions?

During your TMS session, The Marcann Group team places an electromagnetic coil over your scalp near your forehead. The coil delivers magnetic pulses of energy into the area of your brain that controls your mood.

The energy stimulates nerve cells in your brain to reactivate activity in certain areas of your brain to relieve symptoms of depression, so you can feel better.

Treatments usually last about 40-60 minutes. You sit comfortably in a chair while the team cycles the coil on and off repeatedly. You can hear a clicking noise during your treatment and may feel a tapping sensation on your forehead when the machine cycles on.

How long does it take to see the results of TMS treatments?

If TMS is working for you, you should notice that your symptoms resolve completely. However, you may need several weeks of treatment before your symptoms resolve.

After your TMS sessions are complete, The Marcann Group team may start you on traditional therapies, like psychotherapy and medications, to keep you symptom-free. If your symptoms return, you may benefit from maintenance sessions of TMS.

If you’re not having success with medications in the treatment of your depression, call The Marcann Group office nearest to you to schedule a TMS consultation or book an appointment online today.

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