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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.


What is TMS Treatment?

TMS benefits

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.

TMS Treats Depression

More than 14 million American adults suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD) annually. It’s the leading cause of disability in American people between the ages of 15 and 44.

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. This FDA-approved treatment uses magnetic fields to stimulate the area of the brain thought to be responsible for mood disorders. Magnetic therapy is clinically proven to be effective, and it lacks the side effects common with antidepressants and electroconvulsive therapy. Providers at our Sheridan and Oakland Park outpatient psychiatric facilities offer the best treatment options for patients suffering from depression and other mental health disorders.

MDD can interfere with a person’s ability to eat, sleep, work, and/or socialize. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, long-lasting symptoms may include:

Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness or helplessness

Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities

Decreased energy or fatigue

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions, and sleeping

Weight fluctuations caused by loss of appetite or overeating

Thoughts of death or suicide

Restlessness and irritability

Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and pain for which no other cause can be diagnosed.

Is TMS Right For You?

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.

Compare Our TMS Machines

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!

MagStim’s Repetitive TMS

Repetitive TMS (rTMS) is the original form of TMS treatment and remains the gold standard for depression care. MagStim’s rTMS machine uses a state-of-the-art stim-guide to visualize the brain's target area on a computer screen before administering the impulses. This machine can conduct three-minute treatment sessions for people who are on-the-go and appreciate interactive technology!

Features
  • Available in Hollywood, Florida
  • Can perform three minute, 19 minute and 37 minute protocols
  • Targets a precise area of the brain
BrainsWay’s Deep TMS

Like rTMS, Deep TMS targets the specific area of the brain associated with depression; however, it also stimulates some of the brain’s crucial surrounding regions with expanded depth and width ranges. A specialized helmet is placed over the treatment location, which allows for increased head mobility during the session so you can talk, watch TV, or read a book! Deep TMS decreases the chance of targeting error and may be better for those who have a harder time sitting still, have a history of neck or back pain, or want to sit back and enjoy the process. This machine can conduct 10- to 20- minute sessions.

Features
  • Available in Oakland Park, Florida
  • 8 to 20 - minute sessions
  • Targets a deeper, broader area of the brain

Comparing Depression Treatments And Side Effects

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.

Our TMS Locations

Fort Lauderdale

1400 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 210
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 355-0315

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 5:30 PM

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Hollywood

7261 Sheridan Street, Suite 100 B
Hollywood, FL 33024
(954) 355-0315

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 5:30 PM

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