Brainsway’s TMS therapy is effective*, safe and generally well-tolerated* for patients with treatment-resistant depression. It is FDA cleared* for patients who tried several types of antidepressants without improving. Our Deep TMS therapy is non-invasive, does not generate systemic side effects*, and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia.
Brainsway Deep TMS treatment stimulates the brain regions responsible for depression in a non-invasive way, using brief magnetic fields, at an amplitude similar to that used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems.
TMS therapy is an appropriate treatment for adults with major depressive disorder who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medications at or above the commonly effective dose and duration. Eligible patients will be evaluated by Dr. Prashad to determine the clinical appropriateness of TMS therapy. People with conditions other than depression may also be suitable for TMS therapy.
No. TMS Therapy was systematically evaluated for its effects on memory. Clinical trials demonstrated that TMS Therapy does not result in any negative effects on memory or concentration.
Is there a difference in the side effects and risks associated with the Neurostar and Brainsway TMS systems?
No. Both systems have comparable side effects and risks.
Yes, this is an option for some patients if deemed appropriate after a thorough evaluation with Dr. Prashad. This may be an especially good treatment option for patients with severe symptoms and suicidal thoughts.
Brainsway Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy offers many advantages for patients. First, Brainsway TMS therapy has been clinically proven to be effective, as well as safe and generally well tolerated. Furthermore, it does not entail systemic side effects*, which are effects deriving from medication entering the bloodstream and circulating throughout the body. Deep TMS depression treatment easily integrates into the patient’s daily routine, requiring only 20-minute sessions daily for 4-6 weeks, without requiring indefinite or permanent medication intake.
Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy has been proven safe and effective*, and has no known systemic side effects*. The most common side effect is temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the TMS therapy session. This typically occurs only during the first week of TMS treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain*.
While ECT entails electrically induced seizures, Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy stimulates brain regions using brief magnetic pulses at an amplitude similar to that used in MRI systems. ECT requires anesthesia and may entail severe side effects, including memory loss, while Deep TMS therapy does not involve anesthesia, has no effects on memory, and is generally well-tolerated*.
In general, our Deep TMS therapy should not be used if you have metal implants in or around your head (except for standard amalgam dental fillings). Please consult with your doctor to check if Brainsway TMS therapy is right for you.
Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy has been tested in over 60 clinical studies, for various clinical indications, in leading institutions worldwide. The FDA* has cleared this TMS therapy for treatment resistant depression and it is currently available in the U.S., Europe, and South America.
I have already tried different types of medications and had poor results – will Deep TMS therapy be any different?
The FDA has found Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy to be highly effective for patients with depression, including treatment resistant depression, who tried 1-4 antidepressants with no improvement*.
Studies show that the concurrent use of antidepressant pharmacotherapy with deep TMS produces a 58% remission rate and a 79% response rate
Typically, patients hear a tapping sound and feel a tapping sensation in the head area during the TMS therapy session. To diminish the sound, the patient is provided with earplugs.
Some patients experience temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the TMS treatment session. This typically occurs only during the first week of treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain*.
Yes. TMS Therapy can be safely used with or without antidepressant medications.
TMS Therapy is covered to treat Major Depressive Disorder by most private insurers. We are in network for most PPO and POS plans. Please contact out office for additional information and to discuss your specific benefits.