TMS Health Solutions, located in Sacramento, Northern California offers innovative therapy for those with clinical depression. Clinical depression occurs due to an imbalance in the brain’s neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters are what send signals between brain cells. When one has clinical- depression, these neurotransmitters send fewer signals. The result is that one experiences reduced brain activity, and it leads to feelings such as despair, worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts.
TMS Health Mission
TMS Health Solutions has a simple solution of identifying a treatment plan that works for the clinically depressed. They do this primarily through the use of innovative therapy. It is especially so in cases where existing treatment options do not seem to work. The traditional solutions might include antidepressant medication, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy. Electroconvulsive therapy has come a long way since it was first created. However, it still leads to serious issues such as memory loss and still has to be undertaken under anesthesia.
Those That Do Not Respond
TMS Health Solutions has a focus on cases of clinical depression that do not adhere to existing treatment options. About 40% of all patients with this type of depression cannot find help in medication, psychotherapy or even both of them. In some cases, their body chemistry is so unique that existing medication has no effect on them. When they do find a medication that works, the side effects are so powerful that it causes them to become increasingly suicidal.
The TMS Health solutions Super Weapon
Patients that do not respond to current treatment options have a new weapon available. This is called Transcranial magnetic stimulation. This innovative therapy offered by TMS Health Solutions offers various benefits to patients. The therapy is simple and minimally invasive. Side effects from this treatment are quite rare.
Treatment takes place inside the clinic while the patient seats in a chair like that in the dentist’s office. Without anesthesia, a coil is applied to their head for about half an hour or a full hour. The coil will send electromagnetic pulses to various areas in their brain. These are areas believed to be showing low activity, causing depression. Patients might get up to 36 treatment sessions of the course of six weeks. The doctor determines this after a careful assessment.
The entire treatment process is approved by the FDA and is thus safe. The success level is quite high. About 60% of patients claim that their symptoms improve once they get the treatment. Of those, about a third achieve full and long-term remission while up to 85% of patients say patients continue to improve even one year after the treatment is over.
Side effects are quite rare and only occur in less than 5% of people. These temporarily stop treatment due to discomfort. However, they generally resume treatment in just one week. There are no known effects on memory or sleep and patients can go back to their daily lives after each session.
However, this treatment is not for everyone. Those that have a metal implant on or near their head should avoid the treatment. It is also the case for those with implants such as vagus nerve stimulators, deep brain stimulators, or cochlear implants, whether active or not. The team at TMS Health Solutions recommends that these patients avoid the treatment altogether.
Today, most insurers in California cover treatment by transcranial magnetic stimulation. This includes Medicare. It has been shown to offer twice as much effectiveness as taking antidepressants. The best part about this treatment is that it offers hope to patients who have not found relief through other treatment options.