What is Deep TMS?
Deep TMS for Depression stimulates the left front part of the brain (Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex) with a deep coil, promoting neural connections that are usually lacking in depressed brains. The BrainsWay machine with a H1 helmet, or a deep coil, allows us to stimulate the depressed part of the brain at a deeper and broader rate to ensure the appropriate area is targeted. This coil can stimulate deep brain structures at up to 1.6 inches below the skull versus other coils that can only reach 0.6 inches below, which is almost 3 times deeper. Deep TMS is best paired with a medication and has shown to be more effective at reducing depressive symptoms with a 60% remission rate in a study published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The treatment length is about 36 treatments, spread out over several weeks, requiring 4-6 weeks of daily sessions. Deep TMS is FDA approved for the treatment of Depression and is accepted by most insurances. Anxiety, OCD and ADHD can also be treated with a deep coil.
Deep stimulation into the brain can increase the chance of reaching ‘limbic’ areas of the brain that regulate mood and may be a better alternative than regular TMS, please click here for more information.
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Sandhya Prashad, M.D.
Dr. Prashad has extensive experience with treatment-resistant depression and is one of the most experienced ketamine psychiatrists in the country.
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