From The Chair Side

Questions our technicians get about treating depression with TMS Therapy

Does the TMS Therapy Doctor "take over" the patient's psych care.

Q: A question I receive all the time is about the TMS doctor "taking over" the patient's psych care?

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Topics: Treating Depression, TMS Therapy FAQ's

Should I continue to take my current medication while doing TMS Therapy?

Posted by Zina Zimmerman on Jun 27, 2019 11:45:00 AM
Q: A question I am asked on a regular basis is, "should I continue to take my current medication while doing TMS Therapy? "
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Topics: Treating Depression, TMS Therapy FAQ's, TMS Therapy Treatment

They couldn’t isolate my thumb. Does that mean the treatment won’t work?

Q: “They couldn’t isolate my thumb. Does that mean the treatment won’t work?” 
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Topics: TMS Therapy FAQ's, TMS Therapy Treatment, TMS and Therapy

TMS Therapy FAQ's - What is "the dip"?

The term “dip” refers to the occasional effect when progress of your TMS Therapy is temporarily reversed. Symptoms of the dip can include a sudden and deepening increase in depression. It can feel very defeating and cause the patient undue stress. It’s important to remember that these effects are temporary. People who experience this reversal in progress usually come back from it and continue towards the goal of alleviating their depression symptoms.

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Topics: Treating Depression, TMS Therapy FAQ's

TMS Therapy FAQ's - Are TMS and ECT similar treatments?

No, these treatments are very different. Unlike ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), TMS treatments take place while the patient is fully awake, are completed in less than an hour. Patients do not experience short-term memory loss or confusion. Sedatives are not used in TMS treatments, and patients can drive themselves to-and-from treatments. In over 1.6 million treatments, less than .01% of patients experienced a seizure. In contrast, ECT intentionally causes a seizure. No systemic side effects are associated with TMS therapy.

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Topics: TMS Therapy FAQ's, TMS-vs-ECT