TMS Philadelphia, OCD Therapy Philadelphia

How Long does it Take Until TMS Therapy Work?

TMS therapy, which stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a safe and innovative way to help people suffering from depression and other mental issues (OCD, PTSD, Anxiety).  The procedure uses electromagnetic coils placed against a patient's head to stimulate specific areas of the brain. Magnetic waves from the coil safely pass through skin and bone to target areas of the brain associated with mood and behavior. The idea behind TMS Philadelphia is that it re-activates areas of the brain the depression has rendered dormant.

Who should use TMS therapy?

This FDA-approved method of treating depression is not meant to be the first method of treatment. Those that respond best to TMS Philadelphia are those that meet two very strict standards:

  1. Must be diagnosed by a medical professional with depression
  2. Must have attempted traditional methods of fighting depression (therapy and medication)

Everyone responds differently to medication, and in fact, many people suffer from treatment-resistant depression. TMS therapy is an excellent alternative when medication does little to no good.

It is important to keep in mind that TMS therapy is not a quick fix or simple pill. TMS treatments are not long, nor do they require any anesthesia, sedation, or overnight hospital stays. You can resume daily activities directly after sessions. Although treatments differ from person to person, it is common for people to have five sessions a week for up to six weeks. Each session takes between 20 and 40 minutes. Once you complete a round of TMS therapy, you may not have to return for up to five years.

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