Deep TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a successful therapeutic technique that has recently been implemented into a number of physical and mental health treatment practices. It’s a painless and non-invasive way to retrain the brain in order to reduce the cause of a number of physical and mental health symptoms including pain and depression. Especially if you or a loved one has tried medications or other types of therapy to no avail, this type of therapy may be right for you.
The process of deep TMS involves sessions in which an individual is guided by a TMS system operator. Essentially, TMS treatment is administered by a machine that is fitted around a patient’s head and sends magnetic pulses through the brain to stimulate better functioning. Before sessions, the patient’s brain is mapped in order to pinpoint areas of the brain that aren’t functioning as they should, which results in symptoms of depression, chronic pain, memory loss, and more. Then, during sessions, the machine utilizes H coils which send the magnetic pulses up to 4 centimeters into the skull, working to stimulate the areas of the brain that may not be responding to traditional treatments.
As brain function can be a contributing factor as to the result of a number of physical and mental health issues, TMS therapy can be a vital tool in helping people living with various problems. Some of the conditions and symptoms that TMS therapy can help with include:
Most people do not experience side effects from TMS therapy. But, for those that do, side effects are often minimal and short-lived. Some of the side effects that can occur as the result of the use of deep TMS therapy can include tenderness of the scalp, headaches, and soreness of the jaw. There have also been a few incidents of individuals experiencing a seizure during or after TMS therapy sessions, so it’s suggested that individuals diagnosed with seizure disorders (for example, epilepsy) don’t utilize this type of treatment.
Yellowbrick offers brain healing at our sister facility, Synchrony Brain Health, which is near Chicago, IL. This facility offers TMS therapy for those who are living with debilitating issues like depression, personality disorders, chronic pain disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and more. Before receiving assistance through therapies like TMS, people in our care can expect to receive a proper diagnosis and assessment through our clinical evaluation process. This collaborative consultation assesses what symptoms a person may be dealing with and determines the helpful treatments that may be beneficial to these individuals. After the assessment consultation, individuals are given a treatment plan that can be utilized in order to retrain the brain and help to alleviate and manage both physical and mental health symptoms.
Do you feel that deep TMS therapy may be right for you or a loved one? Yellowbrick can help you start the process of getting professional help. We offer compassionate and supportive care in the Chicago area for people living with debilitating symptoms. Find out more about how we help people establish lives of mental wellbeing on our website.
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A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.