TMS Therapy

TMS Therapy is Very Different at IPD!

What is TMS Therapy?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a simple, FDA cleared, drug-free option for patients suffering from severe depression. It is a safe, breakthrough treatment that is proven effective for patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medications. For over 25 years, TMS has been used to research the treatment of depression. IPD utilizes the NeuroStar TMS system, which is the first and only non-invasive depression treatment approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Depression is a major public health issue that affects millions of Americans every year. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed medication in the United States; however, not all patients prescribed antidepressant medications achieve satisfactory improvement. TMS therapy is an exciting breakthrough for patients who have either not obtained adequate benefits from traditional antidepressant medications or cannot or choose not to tolerate the side-effects of antidepressant medications

Why IPD does TMS therapy so differently than most other TMS centers!

The Institute for Personal Development starts by giving you a second opinion!  Not only will we tell you if you need TMS but we will also tell you if we think there is a simpler way to get you better!  IPD has actually given more people suggestions that are much simpler and much less costly than TMS!  We will tell you what could or should be tried BEFORE TMS THERAPY EVER BEGINS!  In addition, if you do need TMS therapy we will frequently find a way to help you get the treatment in a much more cost effective way then other TMS centers.  Finally, IPD’s TMS Center is directed by Dr. Ronald Wuest and clinically coordinated by our nurse Maureen.

How does TMS work?

TMS is a form of neuromodulation that uses a strong, highly targeted, MRI-strength magnetic pulse to stimulate nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the linked to mood regulation.

TMS is performed on an outpatient basis and is prescribed and supervised by a psychiatrist. During the therapy session, the patient is wide awake, requires no form of anesthesia and is seated in a comfortable chair, much like a dentist’s chair. Patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. A small, curved device rests gently on the patient’s head, delivering rapid, focused magnetic stimulation.

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Patients sit in this NeuroStar chair to receive TMS therapy

Benefits of TMS

  • Proven safe and effective for treating patients with depression
  • Free of side effects that are associated with antidepressant medications like weight gain, fatigue, dry mouth, etc.
  • No negative effects on memory or concentration
  • No sedation or anesthesia necessary

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation for TMS Therapy or would like more information, call our TMS coordinator, Sarah at (815) 942-6323 ext. 1003.

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Contrary to common assumption, patients often think TMS therapy is the same as ECT.  TMS therapy is a non-invasive therapy without the side effects or use of anesthesia like ECT.  TMS therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that IPD offers to treat depression & many other off-label diagnoses. Take a look at this link to learn some of the benefits of TMS therapy over ECT.  IPD believes that patients deserve the best options of treatment for well-being.

Call today for a free TMS consultation! Call Sarah at (815) 942-6323 extension 1003.