If you are, or a loved one is, struggling with major depression–and medications have not helped–you are not alone. My Psychiatrist, a leader in depression treatment, offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at our Oakland Park and Hollywood, FL outpatient locations.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved, pain-free option for treatment-resistant depression. TMS is recommended for clients who have tried multiple antidepressants and therapy with no success.
TMS is a non-invasive approach that passes magnetic impulses through a specialized hat lightly placed on the scalp to “wake up” the chemicals in the brain which are known to improve mood. The procedure is covered by most insurances.
When medications do not help reduce symptoms of depression, you may feel like you are out of options. TMS therapy can be the best option for your treatment-resistant depression.
TMS does not require anesthesia, causes minimal to no side effects, and patients DO NOT have to stop taking their medications.
Our team consists of highly trained board-certified psychiatrists and clinicians who have years of clinical experience treating depression. They offer hope for the vast majority of patients who do not respond to conventional depression treatment.
There are two types of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Deep TMS and Repetitive TMS. My TMS offers both! Although they equally stimulate the brain’s prefrontal cortex (the area associated with depression), there are slight differences.
BOTH types are effective and covered by most insurances. The choice is simply based on patient preference!
TMS is designed for those who are clinically diagnosed with depression and have attempted to use four or more treatments for the condition to no or minimal effect. Select patients must have previously undergone clinical therapy for their condition and have no history of major neurological issues, such as strokes.
While receiving this painless outpatient procedure at My Psychiatrist, located in Broward County, FL, patients recline in a comfortable TMS chair. A small device will rest lightly on their head, directly delivering stimulation. Patients will be able to read, watch movies, rest, or talk to their clinician during this procedure.
My Psychiatrist’s TMS program consists of a team of highly trained psychiatrists and allied health professionals who have years of clinical experience treating depression. Together, they offer hope for the vast majority of patients who do not respond to conventional depression treatment. Our mission is to ensure the highest quality TMS therapy to maximize success for patients struggling with major depression, so they can live the full lives they desire.
Depression is commonly experienced by those suffering from substance use disorders. Our services include helping those with mental health dual diagnoses with substance abuse. My Psychiatrist also offers inpatient, outpatient, and telemedicine services for our patients to provide the best possible treatment options from our Broward County psychiatric clinic.