Lakeside offers a wide range of outpatient services to provide an individualized mental care experience for patients and their families.
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
TMS services are now available at our South County office 7am – 7pm Monday through Friday!
Call our office at 314-930-3520 x5 or email TMS@lakesidebh.com to set up a free TMS informational session.
What is TMS?
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TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a noninvasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. TMS is used for treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder often leading to complete remission from depression. Studies have shown TMS to be effective for patients with depression, regardless of how many medications have failed in the past. Since there is no anesthesia, systemic side effects, or memory loss involved, patients can resume their daily routines immediately after TMS treatment.
At Lakeside Behavioral Health we exclusively utilize Brainsway Deep TMS technology. Our Brainsway Deep TMS machine has an H-coil that activates deeper and more widespread regions of the brain, achieving a 2.5-fold deeper electric field penetration at the same safe stimulation levels. By doing so TMS at Lakeside can offer greater activation, more efficient treatment, more reliable targeting of the treatment site, and increased convenience for each patient!
20 minutes to a Depression Free Life
During the 20 minute treatment with Brainsway Deep TMS, a cushioned helmet generates brief magnetic fields that stimulate the targeted brain area and improve depressive symptoms. The patient feels a slight tapping sensation while remaining awake and alert during treatment.
75% Response Rate with 1 in 2 Achieving Full Remission
In real-life community treatment settings, 20 sessions of Deep TMS produce remission rates even higher than those observed in clinical trials. Among patients who went on to complete a treatment course of 30 sessions, 75% had a response to treatment and 1 in 2 achieved full remission.
Will my insurance cover it?
Very possibly! Most insurance plans include benefits for TMS. Benefits are plan-specific but will charge a copay for treatments similar to a doctor’s appointment. Lakeside TMS will work with your insurance to determine what the costs will be prior to starting treatment. We will advocate for your coverage.
Combating the Hopelessness of Depression
When people are considering TMS, it usually means they’ve tried other methods that have failed. Most have tried many different medications spanning their entire adult lives without success. Some may have just given up hope that there may be a way out of depression. That’s why Lakeside TMS is dedicated to giving these patients another option. Call or email us today for a free TMS consultation.