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Deep TMS Therapy For Depression

A New Way to Treat Depression

Depression Treatment at Achieve TMS Central

Welcome to Achieve TMS Central, the largest and most experienced deep TMS provider in Iowa. We offer deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS or deep TMS) treatment at multiple locations across the East (New England) and Central (Midwest) United States.

This innovative therapy helps provide relief for those living with depression. Deep TMS is a non-drug, non-invasive treatment that can be the missing piece in your treatment mix. In treating depression, medication alone may not be enough, which is why dTMS therapy may be a suitable addition to your current treatment.

Achieve TMS is the Midwest’s leading TMS therapy provider. If you’re interested in pursuing deep TMS as a treatment for depression, contact us today. We’ll work with you to find out if you are a viable candidate for dTMS treatment, answer your questions, and outline a treatment program for suitable candidates.

What is Deep TMS Therapy?

Deep TMS therapy is an option for patients when prescription medications and psychotherapy alone aren’t providing sufficient help.

Our dTMS therapy is a safe alternative to traditional first-line approaches to treating depression. Deep TMS is an effective and non-invasive therapy that helps give patients the results they need. Deep TMS therapy uses machines that operate outside the body. Our technicians apply non-invasive magnetic fields, which affect areas in the brain that are linked with depression.
Traditional methods of treating depression may come with side effects that aren’t ideal for the patient and their recovery. Treatments such as medication and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may present side effects that leave a lot to be desired. On the other hand, deep TMS treatment at Achieve TMS Central is very well tolerated by our patients. For the majority of our patients, we’re able to generate clinically meaningful responses. Achieve TMS Central is the largest and most accomplished deep TMS therapy provider in Iowa. Please connect with us to discover if dTMS is an appropriate treatment option for you.

How Does Deep TMS Treatment Work?

Step 1

Determine If You Qualify for Treatment

Learn more about deep TMS treatment and if it’s suitable for you. Contact us to find out.

Step 2

Begin Your Deep TMS Treatment

We conduct a free information session to help you understand the treatment process.

Step 3

Live Better

Testimonials from previous deep TMS patients exhibit how dTMS treatment impacted their lives. Read their reviews now.

Deep TMS Therapy (dTMS) is an innovative treatment for depression. Patients can experience effective, long-lasting results from dTMS. This non-invasive treatment is clinically proven to be an excellent alternative, or additional therapy, for traditional depression treatments.

For deep TMS, we use magnetic fields which stimulate nerve cells in the brain, essentially activating the neural circuits in the targeted location. Activating specific areas with dTMS therapy helps improve symptoms of depression. With deep TMS, our qualified technicians place a special coil on your scalp, which provides the magnetic pulses. These coils deliver pulses to a depth of about 4cm, offering treatments to more areas below the skull’s surface.

The technology used in dTMS treatment is quite similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging systems) technology. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed dTMS over twenty years ago. This procedure as a treatment for depression has been widely tested in over 60 clinical trials worldwide. The results of extensive testing prove that deep TMS therapy is both safe and effective.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dTMS for the treatment of depression. FDA-approved depression treatments are administered by Certified Technicians.

How Long Does dTMS Treatment Take?

Patients need to adhere to a schedule for deep TMS therapy to make a difference. The treatment schedule ranges from six to nine weeks, depending on the individual. In as little as a few weeks, patients report noticeable improvement in their symptoms.

Once we’ve determined that you’re a suitable candidate for dTMS treatment, we’ll advise what to expect in terms of how long your treatment will take. The procedure time for each visit is about 30 minutes. In general, patients can anticipate sessions five days a week for the first six weeks. After that, treatments are usually required for two days a week for up to three more weeks.

It may sound like quite a commitment, however, beyond taking the time for your appointments, deep TMS treatment enables you to continue with your day immediately following the procedure. You can drive yourself home, and you can proceed with your usual activities without concern.

Am I Suited for dTMS Treatment?

Traditional treatments for depression generally include antidepressants and psychotherapy. These alone may not be enough. If you’re a candidate for deep TMS therapy, it may enhance depression treatments that you’re already using.

To get a sense of what to expect, we recommend hearing about deep TMS therapy from patients that have already received treatment. Read the candid feedback, stories, and advice from our existing patients and get the information you need before you contact us to see if you qualify for dTMS treatment.

Choose Achieve TMS Central for Your Deep TMS Treatment

Achieve TMS gives patients peace of mind and a treatment option to get control over depression and its symptoms. With our support, individualized approach, and expertise, we can help you improve your mental health. We know the work we do makes a difference in patients’ lives and in addition to hope, we provide them with an answer. To discover more about how Achieve TMS Central can help you, contact us today.

Why?

Verified Technology

Our cutting-edge technology has been proven both safe and effective. Brainsway TMS is a leading deep TMS therapy machine that provides deeper magnetic pulses, targeting specific areas of the brain.

Why?

Collaborative Care

To provide the best all-around care, we work with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and/or therapists. The expertise from these specialists help ensure we render high-quality treatment that benefits our patients.

Why?

Many Locations

We are Iowa’s largest provider of dTMS therapy. Achieve TMS Central offers multiple locations in the Midwest United States. To find which Achieve TMS Central office is nearest to you, visit our locations page.

Meet Our Wonderful Team

Our team is composed of doctors and support staff who are among the best in their field. A technical procedure, such as deep TMS, requires exceptional team members who have undergone comprehensive training to deliver high quality care. We take our responsibility to our patients very seriously, and we’ll always create a treatment plan tailored to you.

Our Covid-19 Response

At Achieve TMS Central, it is our priority to keep our patients and employees safe. As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, Achieve TMS Central has taken appropriate precautions to address the outbreak. We’re following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are monitoring this situation closely working under the advice of our local, state, and federal officials.

We view our TMS therapy as essential for patients struggling with depression. As such, we continue to be available to care for your needs and provide support during this difficult time. Achieve TMS Central has introduced Telehealth options to facilitate safer client interaction. Free informational sessions are also available by phone or video conferencing. Psychiatric evaluations and follow-ups are being offered over Telehealth as well.

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