Over 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression.1 And more than 4 million people are not satisfied with their current treatment with antidepressant medication.2
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) Therapy is an advanced technique that uses pulsed magnetic technology, similar to MRI-strength magnet, to stimulate areas of the brain that have low metabolic activity. The process helps invigorate the brain’s natural ability to build new or improve the function of networks that control mood and behavior, which provides relief from depression.
Each person also completes a minimum of a 7-day sleep assessment called Actigraphy as well. This process allows the therapist to look at sleep/wake behaviors to see if this could explain some of the symptoms we are seeing.
From this assessment, the therapist will develop a treatment program that is most likely to help with the person’s symptoms.20
The underlying causes of inattention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness or sleep difficulties are not typically the same in any two patients. Because of this, we create our treatment plans based on the unique brain activity levels of the person, whether a child, adolescent or adult.