Cutting-Edge Medication-free Treatment for Depression
Bright Mind TMS + Integrative Psychiatry is excited to offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to individuals with treatment resistant depression. TMS is an FDA-approved, safe, non-invasive treatment alternative to anti-depressant medications.TMS Therapy uses focused, repetitive, magnetic pulses to target areas of the brain typically under active in people with depression. Pulses are delivered by a powerful magnetic coil placed against the left frontal aspect of the head. A precise, highly-focused magnetic field travels about 4 cm into the brain to stimulate and strengthen neurons and neural pathways in the emotional center of the brain.Brain imaging reveals increased blood flow, neurotransmitter production and glucose in this brain region during TMS treatment. When inactive neurons are electrically charged through TMS, they begin firing and rewiring to restore function. TMS is like physical therapy for the limbic system of the brain. Individuals experience an improvement in mood leading to recovery from depression.
TMS has evidence based, neuroscience research from Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Princeton and Harvard showing promise in treating a variety of psychiatric and neurological issues including PTSD, migraine headaches, OCD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease, and chronic pain.
A typical TMS depression protocol is 6 weeks in length. After initial consultation and insurance authorization, clients engage in daily 30 minute TMS therapy over a course of six weeks. TMS targets depression on a cellular level to optimize the brain to engage in lifestyle habits aimed at maintaining sustainable recovery.
At Bright Mind, TMS is more than a treatment, it’s an experience!
Patients receive individualized, lifestyle coaching focused on:
– Sleep hygiene
– Stress management
– Mindfulness practices
– Nutritional psychiatry
– Connection / Community
– Movement / Exercise
The process of co-creating, practicing, and integrating health-promoting habits that are in alignment with one’s values, significantly reduces risk of relapse to optimize recovery. We hope Bright Mind TMS will be a useful resource for those interested in an innovative approach to mental health.