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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a significant, technological advancement in the treatment of Major Depression. Magnetic pulses stimulate areas of the brain thought to be involved in mood control in patients with depression. These pulses may have a lasting positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters making long-term remission possible. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications are not effective, or as an alternative to medication.

· TMS was cleared for use by the FDA in 2008 for treatment of Major Depression

· Non-invasive, non-systemic treatment, no injections or medications used

· No down time – you can return to normal activities immediately

· You are awake during your treatment

· There are no negative effects on sleep or memory

What to Expect During Your TMS Treatment

· Each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes

· You’ll recline comfortably in a treatment chair

· You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation from the small coil positioned lightly on your head

· Treatments are 5 days per week over the course of 4-6 weeks

· Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from your treatment sessions

· We use the Neurostar System for TMS therapy at Holistic Psychiatry


Dr. Laurie Ballew
2520 New Holt Rd
Paducah, KY 42001


(270) 558-3916


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