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If your journey with antidepressants has been marked by ineffective results or added discomfort from side effects, it’s time to explore a new avenue.

Accelerated TMS therapy presents an innovative, more rapid approach to finally relieve your depression symptoms. This cutting-edge treatment delivers quicker, positive outcomes, maintaining the benefits of traditional TMS with reduced time commitment and minimal side effects.

You deserve to finally feel better, and fast, with Accelerated TMS.

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What is Accelerated dTMS?

Accelerated Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is an innovative therapy, an evolution of the traditional TMS treatment, designed to help people struggling with treatment-resistant depression.

Unlike regular TMS, which typically involves about 5 sessions a week for 4-6 weeks, Accelerated dTMS condenses the treatment into 2 weeks or less by doing 3-5 sessions a day. This means patients can experience the benefits of TMS more rapidly, from 2 months to just 2 weeks.

What does Accelerated dTMS treat?

Accelerated TMS primarily treats major depressive disorder, especially in cases where patients haven’t found relief through traditional antidepressants. It is also being explored for potential benefits in treating anxiety and other mood disorders because of its non-invasive and innovative approach.

85%

of our patients show improvement in symptoms with TMS.

47%

of patients experience complete resolution of their depression

How does Accelerated dTMS work?

Accelerated dTMS uses the same non-invasive technique as regular TMS, where magnetic pulses are directed to specific areas of the brain associated with mood regulation. The key advantage of Accelerated dTMS lies in its efficiency and convenience, making it a fitting choice for those seeking a quicker route to mental wellness without compromising the effectiveness of the therapy. With its promise of reduced treatment time and minimal side effects, Accelerated TMS is a source of hope for many on their journey toward mental health recovery.

What does a course of Accelerated dTMS look like?

During an Accelerated TMS treatment, the patient sits in a comfortable chair while the TMS coil is properly set in place on their head. While the machine is running and pulses are being sent to the brain, patients can watch TV, listen to music, or talk with our staff. If they want and are comfortable, they can also have a friend or family member in the room with them during their TMS treatment session.

Because patients are completing several sessions a day during their Accelerated TMS treatment, each session lasts 9 minutes and then there is a 45-minute break. During that break, patients can use their time as they wish. After the break is over, patients will do another 9-minute TMS session followed by another break. This process will repeat for a total of 3-5 TMS sessions.

Generally, patients will feel just like their normal selves after their treatment sessions. They will be able to drive and go back to their regular activities. Some people report feeling a little tired or having a mild headache, but some rest and over-the-counter pain relievers can help.

Are there any side effects?

TMS treatments do not hurt during or after each session. Generally, patients will feel just like their normal selves after their treatment sessions. They will be able to drive and go back to their regular activities. Some people report feeling a little tired or having a mild headache from the treatment itself or the headpiece. However, some rest and over-the-counter pain relievers can help. Other people report more energy and better focus, as well as the ability to ignore obsessive, anxious thoughts after treatment.

More serious side effects happen very rarely, but can consist of:

Seizures

Seizures

Hearing problems from the loud clicking noise that occurs during treatment

Hearing problems from the loud clicking noise that occurs during treatment

Mania, which is more likely to occur if an adolescent has bipolar disorder

Mania, which is more likely to occur if an adolescent has bipolar disorder

However, our expert providers will use their professional knowledge to help avoid serious side effects like the ones listed above.

Your path to treatment

To receive Accelerated TMS treatments, you have to have tried at least two medication management plans and either not experienced relief of your symptoms or experienced uncomfortable side effects from them. If that is the case, your provider will talk to you about integrating TMS therapy into your customized treatment plan.

It is important to understand that mental health treatment plans are not a one-size-fits-all situation. Because of this situation, treatment plans may take longer or require different treatment option combinations to work best for certain patients. It is important for patients to communicate clearly with their provider about how their treatment plan is working. Collaboration between patient and provider can greatly impact the results of a patient’s wellness journey.

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Contact Mindful Health Solutions or get referred to schedule a consultation.

Match with a provider

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Be matched with a highly trained provider to help with your specific needs.

Determine treatment

3

Your provider will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Begin Treatment

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Start treatments on your terms with our flexible scheduling.

Feel better

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We'll continue to work closely with you to help you feel like your best self.

Why choose Mindful Health Solutions for Accelerated TMS?

We have been a leader in providing TMS therapy to patients like you. Our expert psychiatrists not only provide treatments but are also at the forefront of TMS research. If you are considering TMS treatment, you can rest assured that you will get the most professional and safe treatment possible with us at Mindful Health Solutions.

Overall, we understand the importance of patient-centered care and understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to mental health treatment. Patients respond well to the dynamic menu of treatments we offer, which includes traditional medication management and psychotherapy as well as cutting-edge alternatives.

Mindful Health Solutions also wants to make treatment comfortable and accessible. If patients are unable to physically come into the office or prefer a virtual appointment, Mindful Health Solutions offers telepsychiatry. This allows patients to get care from wherever they are in the state. We also foster a strong culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our therapists strive to embody a sense of awareness, respect, and humility with regard to cultural differences. And last but not least, we accept most major insurances.

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TMS FAQs

What are the success rates of TMS?

Antidepressants are invaluable aids in the treatment of clinical depression and other mood disorders, but they’re not for everyone. According to the World Journal of Psychiatry, antidepressants don’t improve symptoms in 10–15 percent of people with depression and only partially improve symptoms in 30–40 percent. Also, many people experience side effects from antidepressants that can impact their overall well-being.

On the other hand, TMS therapy has shown significantly better results than antidepressants with a small risk of experiencing mild, short-term side effects. One in two patients treated with TMS had a 50% reduction in their symptoms and about 30% of patients experience full remission, which means that their symptoms go away completely.

While most patients begin to show improvement after two to three weeks of TMS treatments, it can take up to six weeks to achieve the maximum benefits.

It is important to understand that mental health treatment plans are not a one-size-fits-all situation. Treatment plans may take longer or require different treatment option combinations to work best for certain patients. It is important for patients to communicate clearly with their provider about how their treatment plan is working. Collaboration between patient and provider can greatly impact the results of a patient’s wellness journey.

Is TMS better than antidepressants?

There are numerous medications and antidepressants for depression, but many only mask or temporarily address their depression symptoms as they course through the bloodstream. Discontinuing an antidepressant regimen could very well cause a depressive episode to occur.

Additionally, many antidepressants have a range of side effects, and can include:

  • Increased suicidal ideation
  • Long-term weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Upset digestive system
  • Lower sex drive

Each patient is unique, and their response to certain antidepressants is inconsistent. As a result, patients may have to try (and possibly experience a range of side effects) multiple medications before finding one that may alleviate their depression symptoms.

In order to avoid situations such as these and get people relief sooner, there has been a search for new treatments, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is at the forefront of this movement.

Compared to antidepressants, TMS has very few side effects while also offering highly effective results. One in two patients treated with TMS had a 50% reduction in their symptoms, and after six weeks of treatment, one-third (33%) of patients had no symptoms of their depression or were in remission.

Also, TMS treatments only typically last four to six weeks. Antidepressants must be taken continuously, or else symptoms are likely to return.

Will TMS affect my current medications?

TMS should not impact the medications themselves. However, as TMS treatments continue, there may no longer be a need for the medications that were being used as part of the original mental health treatment plan.

Unlike antidepressants, which temporarily impact mood and behavior by working through the bloodstream, TMS stimulates the brain and delivers localized electromagnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of your brain that regulates mood. These electromagnetic pulses stimulate neurons, which release neurotransmitters and hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. Many experts believe that depression and other mental health conditions are linked to an imbalance of these neurotransmitters. TMS works to restore that balance and can provide a more lasting impact on relieving depression symptoms than other treatments, such as antidepressants.

However, mental health treatments are not one-size-fits-all situations. Because of this fact, treatment plans will vary depending on each patient’s unique needs and concerns. Treatment plans could follow these paths:

  • If a person was already taking medications before beginning TMS treatments, they may or may not continue to take them.
  • If a person was not already taking medications before beginning TMS treatments, they may or may not be prescribed medications to supplement their TMS treatment plan.

Overall, patients will work closely with their providers to collaborate on a treatment plan that works best for them. And as treatments continue, the plan will be adjusted as needed to make sure patients are continuing on their path to wellness.

Is TMS used to treat anything besides depression?

Anxiety is sometimes treated with TMS, along with migraines and OCD. There is evidence that TMS may help for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, certain types of chronic pain, smoking cessation, PTSD, and autism in adults. There is also evidence that it may help in mild dementia and certain other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. It is also known to help with chronic pain such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and sciatica, and can also help people recover from stroke.

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