Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – TMS for the Denver area

TMS for the Denver area

Many patients are frustrated by either the lack of efficacy of medications or the side effects of medications that are used to treat major depressive disorder. A common complaint is sexual side effects with SSRIs which is estimated to occur in 30% or more of patients being treated with SSRIs. TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) does not have any systemic side effects and is a non-medication and effective treatment for the treatment of major depressive disorder and OCD.

We specialize in offering TMS for the Denver area. Each session lasts only 19 minutes and this is typically done daily (Monday thru Friday). Session length varies depending on response but typically 20-36 sessions is the range. If your depression has gone into remission, then there is no reason to continue TMS. We serve patients with TMS for the Denver area.

TMS is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder and OCD.  Many patients wonder how the treatment is accomplished. Once you are the right fit for TMS, you come for the initial or first session. This is called the “mapping” session. First your motor cortex will be found and determine your motor threshold (The frequency required to make your thumb or index finger twitch). Then, the physician will locate your “depression center” or the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The physician will mark the location on your TMS cap and the first session will begin and last for 19 minutes. The next session, the cap will be put back on and the treatment will be again administered until all the sessions are completed.

Please click here if you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss if TMS is right for you.