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At Grace Health Services, your TMS sessions will be in a calm, comfortable setting, ensuring ease throughout the treatment. The procedure involves positioning a magnetic coil near your head to deliver pulses to brain areas controlling mood. Each session lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, during which you might feel a light tapping on your head and hear a clicking sound, both normal sensations.

Conveniently, no sedation is required, allowing you to immediately resume daily activities, including driving. Typically, the treatment includes five weekly sessions for 4-6 weeks, customized to your specific needs. Our commitment is to provide compassionate care and the latest in TMS therapy to support your wellness journey.

What to Expect During TMS Treatment at Grace Health Services

​What to Expect During TMS Treatment at Grace Health Services

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for TMS typically include individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): TMS is primarily aimed at treating MDD, especially in individuals who haven't found relief through antidepressant medications.

  2. Experiencing Treatment-Resistant Depression: This includes people who haven't seen a significant improvement in their symptoms despite trying one or more antidepressants.

  3. Interested in a Non-Medication Treatment Option: Ideal for patients seeking alternatives to traditional drug therapies due to side effects or lack of effectiveness from antidepressants.

  4. Without Metal Implants in the Head: TMS isn't suitable for individuals with non-removable metal objects in or around the head area.

  5. No Seizure History: TMS might not be advisable for those with a history of seizures or certain neurological disorders.

​Eligibility Criteria

Side Effects Of NeuroStar TMS Treatment

Common Side Effects of TMS Treatment

  • Usually results in minimal or no side effects.

  • Some minor side effects may appear but generally disappear quickly post-treatment.

  • The effectiveness of the treatment remains unaffected by these side effects.

Concerns for Individuals with Sensitivity

  • A few have reported auditory issues due to the sound from the TMS device.

  • Ear protection is provided to mitigate any hearing concerns.

  • Discuss any apprehensions with your healthcare provider.

  • Symptoms that do arise tend to subside shortly after a TMS treatment session.

  • No lasting side effects have been identified from rTMS therapy.

 

Special Considerations for Certain Individuals

  • Those who are pregnant or have a history of brain injuries, seizures, or epilepsy should speak with their TMS doctor before beginning treatment.

  • It's important to inform your doctor about any metal implants in the brain, head, or neck area, such as surgical clips or stimulators.

  • Sharing your complete medical and psychological history, including all medications, with your TMS provider is crucial to determine if the therapy is appropriate for you.

​Side Effects Of NeuroStar TMS Treatment

Success Rates

  • High Effectiveness: 83% of patients completing TMS treatment experienced measurable depression relief, and 62% achieved full remission of their depression symptoms​​​​.
     

  • Long-Term Remission: The treatment shows proven effectiveness in maintaining results in patients with treatment-resistant depression up to 12 months

Duration of TMS Treatment at Grace Health Services

At Grace Health Services, we recognize the personal nature of each individual's path to mental health recovery. Our TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy is tailored to acknowledge this personal journey. On average, a complete TMS therapy course ranges from four to six weeks, with appointments scheduled five days a week. Each of these sessions is designed to last between 30 to 60 minutes, crafted to fit seamlessly into your daily life with minimal interruption.

Our committed team at Grace Health Services is here to collaborate with you in devising a customized treatment plan that meets your unique requirements, ensuring you gain the maximum advantages from this cutting-edge therapy.

​Duration of TMS Treatment at Grace Health Services

Let’s get you the care you deserve!

​Our certified providers at Grace Health Services in VA & D.C. are dedicated to understanding and treating a variety of mental health challenges. Drawing from both modern research and years of hands-on experience, we aim to provide nothing but the finest care from the moment of diagnosis.

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