The Medical Associates Psychiatry & Psychology Department is proud to introduce a new service offered to their patients – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Medical Associates is the only provider in the tri-state area to offer TMS.
TMS is a non-invasive treatment in which a series of magnetic pulses are delivered to stimulate nerve cells in a part of the brain controlling mood, which is often underactive in patients with depression. Repeated stimulation of this part of the brain has proven to produce an antidepressant effect in people suffering from depression. It is a safe procedure with high tolerability and it does not affect cognitive function.
TMS Treatments do not bring about the side effects typically experienced with antidepressants, such as weight gain and sexual dysfunction. It is covered by most insurance providers. TMS therapy may offer a solution to patients who are not responding to antidepressants or the side effects of antidepressants are difficult to tolerate.
For more information on TMS Therapy at Medical Associates, please call Medical Associates Psychiatry and Psychology Department at (563) 584-3500 or visit mahealthcare.com.