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TMS for Treatment-Resistant Depression How It Works

When antidepressants aren’t providing relief from severe depression symptoms, there are still effective treatment options to try. Learn how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can be a game-changer for treatment-resistant depression.

An estimated 2.8 million Americans have treatment-resistant depression and can’t find relief from their symptoms with traditional medications.

If you’re struggling with persistent feelings of hopelessness and sadness, you may be a candidate for the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services available at InSynch Health in Beaumont, Texas.

Our medical team provides comprehensive mental health evaluations in-office to determine if TMS therapy is the right treatment option for you. We can customize a therapy plan to address your depression symptoms and keep them from returning.

Understanding treatment-resistant depression

Depression is a mental health condition that causes persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, guilt, and hopelessness. These symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with your daily routine and ability to care for yourself.

Traditional antidepressant medications provide long-lasting relief of depression symptoms for many people. Often, combining antidepressants and psychological therapy is the most effective treatment for depression.

However, when you have treatment-resistant depression, medications may not provide lasting symptom relief, and your symptoms may continue to worsen. Untreated depression also increases your risk for additional mental health issues, self-harm, and suicide.

If you have treatment-resistant depression and have exhausted all options for medications, we can assess your condition and determine if you’re a candidate for TMS therapy.

How TMS therapy works

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy is a noninvasive treatment that uses repetitive electromagnetic pulses of energy to change the activity in your brain. These brain changes can lift your mood and relieve moderate to severe symptoms of depression over the course of your treatment.

During your TMS session — which should last 30-60 minutes — you sit comfortably while our providers place an electromagnetic coil on the sides and front of your head. The coil delivers rapid bursts of energy into your brain to stimulate the nerve cells that control your mood.

Typically, you need several sessions of TMS therapy to see noticeable results. Within 2-4 weeks of your first treatment, you should notice a reduction in your depression symptoms. After your initial therapy sessions, our providers may recommend that you undergo TMS treatments every few weeks or months to keep your depression symptoms under control.

You should also continue following through with your psychological therapy sessions and take medications as directed by our physicians to maximize the benefits of your treatment.

Benefits of TMS therapy

One of the biggest benefits of TMS therapy is that the treatment requires no invasive procedures and no downtime. You can go back to your usual activities right away, so there’s no disruption to your schedule.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy also gives hope to people with treatment-resistant depression. This is because TMS therapy can work even when other treatments don’t.

Comfort is another benefit of TMS therapy. While you might experience a tapping sensation when the coil cycles on, the therapy shouldn’t cause any discomfort. You can just sit and relax.

If you’re suffering with depression and want to see if TMS therapy can help you, we can give you a thorough evaluation and discuss your next steps. To learn more, call 409-245-0795 or book an appointment online with InSynch Health today.

InSynch Health

✆ Phone (appointments): 281-721-4181

Email: frontdesk@insynchhealth.com

Fax: 949-757-6621

Address: 87 I-10 Service Road, Suite 125, Beaumont, TX 77707


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    November 29, 2023

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    June 14, 2024

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