TMS Health Solutions knows how difficult it can be to find the correct treatment for depression. They have four locations in the Bay Area devoted to mental health issues. They have recently opened a second location in San Francisco. They are all staffed by trained and certified doctors. Up to 17% of people will suffer from one or more episodes of clinical depression, but only 60% will respond to traditional anti-depressant medication. For those with chemical clinical depression, talk therapy might work as an addition to medication, but it will have little effect by itself.
TMS Health Solutions has experts in helping people who have treatment resistant depression (TRD). They have alternate treatments that have been shown to yield positive results. One of these treatments is TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It has proven to be effective where traditional treatments have not. It is a fully FDA cleared treatment for depression.
It is a safe way to treat TRD. Patients will come into the office for 30-60 minutes at a time. The treatments usually last between 4 and 6 weeks. A patient sits in a chair where they can even watch television. A magnetic coil is placed on the head. Using magnetic stimulation, it sends pulses of magnetic waves to stimulate the part of the brain responsible for mood. There is no surgery involved, and patients are completely awake through the process. There are no side effects, and patients can leave immediately afterwards and carry on with their days.
The clinicians and staff are aware of how debilitating and frustrating treatments for depression can be, and they have committed their careers to those patients for whom standard treatment has failed to work. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can also be used on sufferers of OCD and neurological disorders, and it has been shown to slow down the effects of dementia.