When thinking about how to deal with depression, side effects of treatment can be a cause for concern. The side effects of antidepressant drugs can be so disruptive that they dissuade a patient from adhering to a depression medication plan altogether. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-drug treatment option for treatment-resistant patients with few mild and short-lived side effects.
At Active Recovery TMS, we have partnered with the leading TMS manufacturers, including NeuroStar Advanced Therapy and BrainsWay, to bring the latest in technology to our patients. This means we can offer both types of TMS treatment: BrainsWay’s dTMS and NeuroStar Advanced Therapy. With Deep TMS (dTMS) magnetic pulses travel more deeply, allowing the therapy to stimulate more parts of the brain and provide broader stimulation of the targeted region of the brain involved in MDD, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. NeuroStar’s rTMS treatment protocol has recently been redesigned to reduce treatment time to just under 20 minutes with some variation from patient to patient.Book consultation