Interested in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Therapeutic Solutions is proud to be the only local facility to offer Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a groundbreaking alternative for treatment
of depression. TMS therapy is for people with chronic depression and other
depressive disorders. TMS uses an electromagnetic field, similar to that
produced by an MRI machine, to magnetically stimulate the prefrontal cortex
in the brain that regulates mood. Always at the forefront of cutting-edge
technology, our center uses NeuroStar, which is
the first and only FDA-approved device of its kind for the treatment of depression.
TMS therapy is an alternative to medication for patients who have not achieved
improvement from antidepressants or who cannot tolerate the side effects
of antidepressants. Many patients have described the effects of TMS therapy
as “cloud lifting,” and many have no longer needed medication,
although TMS can also be used along with medication.
Find out if TMS therapy is right for you during a free assessment.
Call us at (530) 883-8535 to schedule yours as soon as possible.
How does TMS therapy work?
The magnetic field is administered in very short pulses to the part of
the brain associated with depression. This produces an electric current
in the brain that stimulates the brain cells and causes changes that can
improve symptoms of depression. Considered safe and non-invasive, it does
not require sedation.
During treatment, the patient remains awake and alert and can go back to
his or her normal routine right after the treatment is complete. TMS treatments
last approximately 37 minutes and are usually given daily for at least
6 weeks. The most common side effect is mild to moderate scalp pain or
discomfort during treatment.
Call our Chico behavioral health center for more information!
NeuroStar TMS therapy is not right for everyone. People with pacemakers
or other implanted devices should not have the therapy and not everyone
with depression who receives treatment will benefit from it. After undergoing
our careful assessment, we will determine if TMS therapy can help with
We encourage you to call us
to learn more about treating depression through TMS.