Transcranial magnetic stimulation El Paso
VitaMind offers a variety of treatments for neurological conditions. We offer neurostimulation therapies to help repair and enhance connections that matter in the nervous system, resulting in reduced symptoms or even complete recovery from illness. Neurostimulation is the method of altering nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or magnetic stimulation, to specific neurological sites. These techniques can be used for many different purposes, including pain relief and memory improvement.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment for depression that the FDA has approved. It can be performed in our center for neurostimulation therapies in El Paso, TX, by a licensed professional who will design an individualized treatment plan based on your needs. Contact us today to learn more about this procedure.
What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a completely non-invasive form of brain stimulation. These devices operate outside the body and affect central nervous system (CNS) activity by applying powerful magnetic fields to areas in the brain that are known for depression. TMS is a safe and easy method of treating depression. It does not require anesthesia- making the process quick and painless for patients. With far fewer side effects than medication or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), MS has become an attractive option amongst neurologists and psychiatrists.
Working of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
This technique uses magnetic pulses to change neurons' firing patterns to help with disorders such as depression. The brain activity changes they cause could be a mechanism for treatment, but more research is needed before we know what happens when these treatments stop after chronic use.
During the procedure, you'll be sitting in a recliner and still awake. You may need to wear earplugs because some patients find it distracting when there is sound during treatment. A typical course of treatment ranges between four-six weeks, with each session lasting from five minutes up to an hour or more depending on the individual needs.
Who can benefit from Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
TMS is a new therapy that has the potential to provide relief for many types of psychiatric conditions. It is an exciting development in mental health care that may relieve some common neurological and psychological disorders, including depression, smoking cessation, OCD, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), PTSD, and eating disorders.
If you're eligible to become a volunteer, here's the deal: You must not have any history of epilepsy or other seizure disorder; no ferrous metallic implants in your skull (so make sure any such material is removed before the treatment); and if you've been on drugs within the last three-six months further if you have any other serious or unstable medical condition also if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
Risk of Side Effects
The chance of experiencing side effects from rTMS is very low. Only one percent of patients have reported having a self-limiting seizure during the treatment sessions. That is why this treatment is not suitable for ones with a history of seizures. Side effects of rTMS can include involuntary eye blink or contraction of facial muscles, dizziness, and light-headedness. Some people experience pain at the site where they are being stimulated to go away quickly as they adjust to sensation from treatment. Mild headaches may occur in about one-quarter of individuals but should disappear shortly after stimulation is turned off.
TMS treatment for Depression
Depression can make you feel like your life is not worth living. But with the help of TMS, people suffering from depression have found relief and reconnected to their world, what matters in it--family, friends, passions that they once loved-and themselves. TMS technique that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The FDA has just approved these devices for patients over 22 years old who have failed to receive satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication during their current episode of depression.
VitaMind uses TMS to break through those neural connections related specifically to mood disorders previously disconnected by this condition so patients may return to society as fully functioning humans again. Our doctors combine deep brain stimulation technology with modern mapping techniques for precise location targeting. For those suffering from Major Depressive Disorder and failing on traditional treatments such as antidepressants, TMS therapy may be worth considering after previous options are exhausted- according to best practices by the APA's Committee on Treatment Guidelines for Depression (CTGD).
VitaMind TMS service
Our TMS treatment uses magnetic pulses to stimulate brain parts related to mood, allowing people with depression to limit their pain and other symptoms. We want to make the process of referring patients with treatment-resistant depression to our clinic as easy and effective as possible. We go that extra mile by ensuring we have all your source documentation for past treatments before you arrive at the office, so there's a smooth transition from what they're doing now in their current environment.
If you reside locally in El Paso, TX, and are interested in being evaluated for TMS treatment, contact us today. If a patient is judged as eligible by our board-certified doctors, then they will receive the treatment that suits best for you.
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