TMS for OCD and Other Conditions
TMS, Deep TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation has come a long way from its early days in the 1990’s. Today there is extensive research and years of case studies to demonstrate its effectiveness for clinical depression.
TMS FOR OCD
More recently, TMS has been demonstrated to help patients who suffer from OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
The treatment utilizes a magnetic field to reach the areas of the brain regulating the neural activity of brain structures associated with OCD – specifically the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex.
A peer-reviewed multicenter clinical study found Deep TMS to be a highly effective OCD treatment, with more than one in three treatment-resistant OCD patients achieving “response”, greatly improving their quality of life.
As a non-invasive procedure, Deep TMS is a well-tolerated treatment that does not cause any adverse or long-lasting side effects. It does not require a significant recovery period, and the 18-min treatment can easily be integrated into each patient’s day-to-day schedule.
This is unprecedented and very promising for those who suffer from OCD.
(information taken from Brainsway.com)
TMS FOR ANXIETY
Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States, affecting more than 18% of the adult population every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders are thought to result in part from disruption in the balance of activity in the emotional centers of the brain.
After hundreds of small studies conducted all over the world with very positive results, there is now more confidence that TMS can be an effective treatment for various anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
There is still more to be known, and more consistency between the studies is needed to come to a consensus for an accepted protocol for anxiety, better defining treatment target location, number of pulses and number of treatments needed to achieve remission from anxiety symptoms.
The uplifting message for those who are struggling with debilitating anxiety is that there is a cutting-edge technology available to them.
TMS can offer an approach to treating their symptoms where traditional methods, including psychotropic medications, have failed them.
TMS can bring them hope that they are not out of treatment options, and that they can get relief and resume their lives anxiety-free.
(article by Lindsay Israel, MD taken from Healio.com)
TMS FOR PTSD
PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a debilitating mental illness. Like other mental health conditions, there are promising studies showing the effectiveness of TMS with patients suffering from PTSD. While it is still early on in the process, those suffering from PTSD are encouraged to come in and consult with the doctor to see if you are a candidate for TMS for PTSD.
Other conditions that TMS is known to treat with promising signs of amazing success:
TMS for Parkinson
TMS for Post Concussion Syndrome
TMS for Smoking Cessation
We’ve had great success treating these conditions, please call us to see if TMS is right for you.