Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
at Our New York Office
If you are struggling with depression and find that you have been repeatedly unresponsive to conventional psychiatric treatment, TMS may be an option for you. At Compass Medical Services in Manhattan we offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for appropriate clients whose depression has not been adequately resolved despite multiple attempts with various antidepressant medications.
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS is the first and only FDA-cleared psychiatric treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication and is safe and effective. While you recline in a chair, the TMS magnet gently sits on your head and sends low-dose magnetic pulses to the parts of the brain associated with depression. You can resume your day’s activities after the treatment.
Benefits of TMS Over Anti-Depressant Medication
TMS treatment is safe with none of the side effects associated with most anti-depressant medications.
That means these side effects do not exist with TMS:
- Weight gain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Memory impairment
This is because the treatment is applied externally to a specific area and does not enter your system the way medication does. This safety and efficacy profile makes it possible to recommend TMS even if you have tried only one medication and it has not worked.
For more information, visit our dedicated TMS website at tmscenterofnewyork.com.