Depression

TMS Therapy for Depression in Lexington, KY

If you have been diagnosed with depression and have noticed that your antidepressant medications are not helping, or offering terrible side effects, or if you are looking for an alternative to costly antidepressant medications, contact Brain Health Center today to learn about our Depression Therapy! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 535 West Second Street (“West on 2nd” building) Suite 205 Lexington KY 40508.

TMS Therapy for Depression Near Me in Lexington, KY
TMS Therapy for Depression Near Me in Lexington, KY

Table of Contents:

Does TMS really work for depression?
When will I see results for TMS therapy? 
How long does TMS therapy results last?
What should I expect during TMS therapy?

Depression is one of the leading causes of disabilities found in adults in the United States. There are a multitude of effective treatments for depression available, such as antidepressants and psychotherapy, these treatment options do not work for everyone.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy or also known as TMS therapy offers a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option to patients who are seeking an alternative for their depression symptoms. TMS therapy is done completely outside of the body and affects your central nervous system by applying powerful magnetic fields to certain areas of the brain which we know are involved with your depression.

Does TMS really work for depression?


Many patients that come to Brain Health Center have noted that their depression symptoms have not gotten any better from medications like antidepressants. After starting TMS therapy treatment for depression, our patients have noticed they experience a full remission or their symptoms went away completely. However, we want to note that these symptoms do not go away permanently. You will need booster treatments completed at least once a year once you have completed your initial session treatments.

When will I see results for TMS therapy? 


When comparing TMS therapy to antidepressants, our patients notice antidepressants can take anywhere from up to six weeks to start showing results, if they do. TMS therapy works relatively quickly in comparison, many of our patients start to notice the changes in their mood quite early, and some as early as the first week of treatment. Furthermore, TMS therapy is not something that you will need every day for the remainder of your recovery, unlike antidepressants.

Each patient will see different time frames for results from their TMS therapy treatment program.

How long does TMS therapy results last?


Antidepressants may offer to help alleviate the many symptoms individuals deal with daily in regards to depression; however, for many others, they do not find any relief. Some even experience the intolerable side effects that can come with antidepressant medications, or not work at all. While TMS therapy offers a non-invasive and drug free alternative to other depression treatments on the market.

Depression is a very complex condition, while we still do not know the exact cause of depression in individuals, there are a number of factors we have seen that contribute to the development of depression. These factors include genetic vulnerability, severe life stressors, drug and alcohol use, medical conditions and many other factors. Each individual is different, and the way depression affects them may be different from you.

Due to the various factors involved with depression, there is no definitive answer to how long TMS therapy results can last in each individual; however, most patients who complete the full TMS therapy course of treatment experience improvement in their depression symptoms for six months and up to a year or longer.

What should I expect during TMS therapy?


TMS therapy offers a painless and overall positive experience to each patient who undergoes this therapy option for their depression. While rare, some patients do experience discomfort in the form of a headache or scalp pain at the treatment site, though this usually only occurs during the first few sessions and ends up going away as your body begins to adapt to the TMS therapy treatment.

All of our patients are awake during the TMS therapy and can interact with our specialist Dr. Jacob Bishop, MD throughout the entire session, as well as drive themselves to and from the treatment session and continue to do their normal activities for the remainder of the day. There are no long-term side effects from TMS Therapy. If you are interested in how TMS therapy could help your depression symptoms, contact Brain Health Center today to learn more. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have in regards to our TMS Therapy for depression. If you are interested in how our TMS therapy could help you, call us or simply book a consultation appointment online today. We serve patients from Lexington KY, Georgetown KY, Brannon Woods KY, Wyandotte KY, Colby KY, Versailles KY, and Keene KY.

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    (“West on 2nd” building)
    Suite 205 Lexington KY 40508
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535 West Second Street
(“West on 2nd” building)
Suite 205 Lexington KY 40508