Is r-TMS Therapy right for you? That is between you and your doctor, but if you have tried antidepressants and are still experiencing some or all of your symptoms of depression, r-TMS could be the missing piece.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment that uses neurostimulation on specific areas of the brain, which improves symptoms of depression. r-TMS treatment is painless and non-invasive. Some people experience mild discomfort from the pulses, but this generally fades shortly after the session is over. r-TMS has significantly fewer side effects than antidepressants, and patients can continue their day immediately following treatment.
Nearly 60% of individuals with treatment-resistant depression experience improvement with r-TMS, and roughly one-third experience a full remission of their symptoms from MDD. In our clinic at The TMS Collaborative, we have seen over 80% of our patients respond positively to r-TMS treatment.
Even more good news: r-TMS is covered by most insurance plans. When you decide to start r-TMS therapy, the clinic will work to get treatment preauthorized with your insurance. Once the insurance company provides approval, you can begin treatment. Sessions are less than 20-minutes each and are administered five days per week for six weeks. There are variations for treatment depending on your needs, so if you have any questions regarding the treatment schedule, please contact us.
MEET OUR TEAM
The core aspect of how we are different is right in our title. Whether you are a patient or a referring clinician, from the beginning of treatment until the end, at the TMS Collaborative, we take our name very seriously. Patients will be welcomed with professionalism and warmth. Referring clinicians can expect periodic updates on patient progress. We will all work together toward achieving the benefits that are possible with r-TMS treatment.
Dr. Paul Belliveau
Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Adult Psychiatry. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of adult psychiatry disorders. He has a special interest in the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, as well as Attention Deficient Disorder. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1989, and completed residency training in Psychiatry at Walter Reed Medical Center. Prior professional experiences include serving as Chief, Consultation and Liaison Department at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Tasha Humphreys, PMHNP
Ms. Humphreys is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and has over 10 years working in the medical health field. Potential r-TMS or Spravato/Ketamine patients will be required to be evaluated and discuss risks and benefits with Ms. Humphreys prior to treatment.