What is Accelerated Theta Burst?
Accelerated Intermittent Theta Burst (iTBS) for Depression stimulates the left frontal part of the brain (Left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex), also promoting neural connections in this area but at a faster rate with the Theta Burst protocol. Intermittent Theta Burst (iTBS) is a new approach to TMS therapy, having a higher frequency and shortening the treatment length from the traditional 20-40 minutes to 3 minutes. A course of Theta Burst treatments is $4,600 if no insurance coverage, or $200 each versus $400 for traditional rTMS. Multiple treatments can be done in one day and as a result the course can be completed faster with faster results. Theta Burst is considered an off-label protocol but has been shown to be equivalent to traditional rTMS and is FDA approved on Magstim Horizon Performance system. Theta Burst can be covered by some insurance companies on a Magstim but can be performed on a Brainsway machine for out-of-pocket and deep stimulation.
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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