A groundbreaking treatment for clinical depression
The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Center at Compassion Mental Health Services offers a safe and effective option for patients suffering from depression whose symptoms persist despite treatment with antidepressant medications.
The TMS Center at Compassion Mental Health Services brings world-class clinical care to patients in Lawrence County, PA, and surrounding areas. Our clinicians use state-of-the-art BrainsWay deep TMS (dTMS), MagVenture repetitive TMS (rTMS), Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) technologies, and the most advanced techniques that the industry has to offer.
What is TMS Therapy?
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. TMS therapy is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication. Moreover, it ranks among the most technologically advanced treatments available for depression.
- As a safe, noninvasive, effective outpatient therapy, TMS has helped thousands of patients with depression who have not received adequate support from antidepressants.
How Does TMS Work?
- Using a magnetic coil, our TMS therapy system delivers magnetic pulses that stimulates nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control.
- As TMS magnetic fields move into the brain, they produce very small electrical currents. The electrical currents activate cells within the brain, which are thought to release neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. TMS can restore the balance of those neurotransmitters and, in turn, relieve depression.
Typical Course of Treatment
- Average of 30-36 treatment sessions
- Conducted over a 5–6 week period
- 5 treatments per week
- Each treatment session lasts approximately 18–20 minutes
Deep TMS therapy effectiveness
- Among patients who completed a treatment course of 30 sessions, 1 in 2 achieved full remission, suggesting a definite benefit for patients completing the full 30-session treatment regimen.
- In real clinical settings, 75% of patients showed significant response following 30 treatment sessions, and 50% achieved remission
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Is TMS therapy covered by my insurance?
- TMS therapy is now covered by all major insurance companies, including Medicare, Aetna, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United Healthcare, and Highmark-Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Why Choose the TMS Center at Compassion Mental Health?
- The TMS Center at Compassion Mental Health Services is Lawrence County's first and most experienced provider of TMS therapy and has helped dozens of patients achieve remission.
- Our TMS technicians and board-certified psychiatrists with specialized training in TMS Therapy, will guide you throughout the process.
- We offer complementary TMS Therapy Support Group for our patients, providing a safe and supportive space for them to connect and talk.
If you want to learn more about treatment-resistant depression and TMS, then please call Compassion Mental Health Services today at (724) 856-3588 or visit our facilities to arrange a confidential consultation.