Transcranial Magnetic stimulation therapy
(tms)





What is it? What can it offer?



Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a relatively new, FDA approved treatment for individuals suffering from OCD, severe depression, and other brain-related conditions.


Also referred to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (RTMS), the process is designed to promote neuroplasticity, which directly correlates to getting neurons that may be dormant, to fire. Your neurons are your action potential, and TMS can aid in stimulating them back into activity via gentle magnetic pulses.





Depression, OCD, ADHD, and other brain-related conditions are controlled by the synapses in your brain, and TMS aims those synapses to repair and create those connections that control your mood and functioning.


TMS is a noninvasive, outpatient treatment that takes as little as 19 minutes per session to complete. A minimum of five sessions takes place every week, for 10-11 weeks, to maximize efficacy and work on the delicate task of repairing your neural network. This treatment has an 83% response rate with 62% reaching full remission (out of 134,000 clients treated by Neurostar).


This treatment is typically for individuals who have failed 2-4 drugs/prescriptions in treating their conditions, with requirements for insurance differing per plan. LDLLC will work to obtain authorization with your insurance; questions regarding treatment can be forwarded to Travis Baird (TBaird@ldllc.org), and questions regarding insurance/authorization can be forwarded to Rachel Rothenberg (RRothenberg@ldllc.org).