Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Albuquerque
Depression is a treatable condition, but standard treatments such as medication and lifestyle changes don’t work for everyone. If you are in or near Albuquerque, New Mexico, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be able to help. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers has administered 2,150,000 treatments to more than 65,000 people, and we’re conveniently located in Albuquerque, making it easy to get the help you need!
What Is TMS?
TMS is a procedure for people with depression. Instead of medications, it uses non-invasive magnetic fields to stimulate brain cells in a way that reduces your symptoms of depression.
During a TMS treatment session, a member of our experienced team places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. Once the device is switched on, it delivers painless magnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex of your brain to help cells there regulate your mood.
Our experience with TMS and the testimonials of our patients have demonstrated that it works.
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TMS Therapy: Are You Covered?
How Is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS doesn’t involve medication. This is important because while medication can work very well for some people with depression, many find it doesn’t help at all. Others can’t tolerate—or don’t want—the side effects associated with many anti-depressants.
Another important distinction of TMS therapy is that it’s completely non-invasive. Other depression treatments—such as vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy—are either highly invasive or deeply unpleasant. They also require anesthesia. TMS is a simple and effective treatment that is no more invasive than a bandage.
3. Virtually Free of Side Effects
For most people, the side effects of TMS are rare, mild, and short-lived. Fewer than 5% of people who have TMS therapy discontinue it because of them.
Most common is slight discomfort at or near the treatment site while treatment is happening. This usually stops after the first week of treatment.
Stories from Our Patients
Find out how Kristi found hope and healing after 45 years of struggling with depression and ineffective treatments.
Relief from depression is only part of what you can expect at TMS Centers of America. You’ll also build relationships with professional, caring, and compassionate staff.
Just because you’ve suffered from anxiety and depression all of your life doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever. See how TMS is changing lives every day.
If I could go back and talk to my depressed self, I think that all I’d really say is don’t wait. Don’t waste those months. Just do it. Make that change.
After the treatments were over, I realized that there was an accumulating sense of well-being, and that was something I had never experienced before. I was happy! I felt well!
I was in and out in 45 minutes and drove myself to and from. I had no side effects, wasn’t sleepy, and didn’t have an upset stomach. I actually had energy after a few treatments.
Hope starts here. Find out if TMS is right for you.
When Does TMS Start to Work?
Most people start to notice positive changes in their mood after two to three weeks of depression treatment. Some patients feel a difference even sooner.
The effects of TMS therapy are long-term, but you may need booster treatments from time to time. The schedule of booster treatments is different for everyone but is usually only a few consecutive sessions per year. Your psychiatrist will monitor your progress to determine whether you need booster treatments.
Will Your Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
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Get Back to Living with TMS Therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Albuquerque
If you’ve decided you’d like to try TMS therapy in Albuquerque, call us at 505-910-4343. Or contact us online, and we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss next steps.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Albuquerque?
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment for TMS therapy, you’ll be asked to complete some administrative paperwork. This should take no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
Once your paperwork is finished, you’ll meet with our psychiatrist. They’ll review your medical and mental health history and then talk with you about TMS therapy and what you can expect. This is a good time to bring up any questions or concerns you have. This meeting usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, or as long as you need to feel confident that you understand the therapy and how it works.
At the end of this meeting, the doctor will determine whether you’re a good candidate for TMS therapy.
What Is the Therapy Schedule?
Your course of treatment will last several weeks. To make it easier for you to plan your calendar, we’ll schedule your full course of treatment at once. It typically lasts four to six weeks.
Who’s Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can be treated with TMS therapy at our Albuquerque location. If you have any kind of metal in your head, you aren’t eligible. This includes:
- Medical devices and implants, such as deep brain or vagus nerve stimulators or cochlear implants
- Shrapnel or bullet fragments
- Facial tattoos with metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most is acceptable.)
How Long Does Treatment Last?
A typical course of TMS therapy is up to five sessions a week in our Albuquerque treatment center, for four to six weeks. Each session lasts 18 to 19 minutes.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Albuquerque
HPR Treatment Centers is located at:
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From Downtown Albuquerque
Many of our patients who receive depression treatment in Albuquerque come from nearby towns or the downtown Albuquerque. Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Albuquerque from downtown is a short drive of about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
- Get on the I-40 E from 12 St. NW, and take exit 162 to Louisiana Boulevard. From there, continue to Mesilla Street NE.
- Or, follow Lomas Boulevard NW to Frontage Road N and Menaul Boulevard NE to Mesilla Street NE.
From Albuquerque Airport
If you choose to fly into Albuquerque International Sunport for depression treatment at HPR Treatment Centers, you’ll have an easy drive of about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic, from the airport to our center.
- From Sunport Boulevard, get on I-25 N, and take the Sunport Loop SE. From there, continue on I-25 N to Louisiana Boulevard NE, and take exit 162. Continue on Louisiana Boulevard NE to Phoenix Avenue, then to Mesilla Street NE.
- Or, from Sunport Boulevard, get on I-25, take the Sunport Loop SE and then exit I-25 N to Gibson Boulevard SE. From Gibson to San Pedro Drive SE, and Menaul Boulevard NE to Mesilla Street NE.
A new life is just a few TMS treatments away! For more information about depression treatment in Albuquerque, contact our Albuquerque location at 505-910-4343, or fill out this form, and we’ll call you shortly to answer any questions you have and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
- Albuquerque, NM