Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Charleston
Even though depression is a treatable illness, the standard treatments don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried medication or lifestyle changes for depression but haven’t seen any improvement, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) might be able to help you. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers (HPRTC) offers TMS therapy in Charleston, South Carolina, for people with depression. TMS therapy is proven effective as a depression treatment, with 2,150,000 sessions provided to over 65,000 people. This therapy could help relieve your depression symptoms and help you enjoy life again.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is both drug-free and non-invasive. In TMS therapy, electromagnetic energy is used to stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This part of the brain regulates mood and is dysfunctional in someone with depression. TMS stimulation improves the way the prefrontal cortex regulates mood.
When you have TMS therapy at HPRTC, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. The technician turns the device on, and the coil sends electromagnet pulses to your prefrontal cortex.
TMS therapy is a very effective depression treatment, as our patient testimonials show.
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How is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS therapy is unlike any other depression treatment. There are three important things that make it unique:
1. It’s Drug-Free.
Because TMS therapy is drug-free, it’s a good option for people who want to explore treatment options. For instance, people who:
- Don’t benefit fully from anti-depressant medication
- Can’t tolerate the side effects of medication
- Don’t want to take anti-depressants
Many people benefit from anti-depressant medication, but medication doesn’t work for everyone. And some people prefer not to be on drugs or deal with side effects they want to avoid. In all these cases, TMS therapy can be a good treatment option.
2. It’s Non-Invasive.
TMS is not the only drug-free depression treatment. There are others, such as electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. However, these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and require anesthesia. TMS is different: It doesn’t require anesthesia and doesn’t involve any unpleasant or invasive procedures.
3. It’s Almost Side-Effect Free.
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. The most common side effect is a feeling of discomfort at or near the treatment site. This occurs only during treatment, and for most people, subsides 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.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
Most people who have TMS notice positive mood changes after two or three weeks of starting treatment. For others, it happens even sooner!
Once you’ve finished a course of TMS therapy, the positive effects last a long time. Some people do need booster treatments to maintain the benefits of treatment. When booster sessions are needed, it’s usually only one per year. Insurance covers the cost of booster treatments for most people.
Does Insurance Cover Charleston TMS Therapy?
Most insurance companies cover TMS therapy for depression because it is well established as a depression treatment. If you’re not sure whether you’re covered, call HPRTC for a free insurance check. Call us at (800) 604-0208 to confirm your insurance pre-approval!
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPRTC in Charleston
If you live in or near Charleston, SC and want to learn more about how TMS can help your depression, call us at (800) 604-0208, or contact us online to receive a callback.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Charleston?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment?
Your first appointment at HPRTC is an assessment. You’ll spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork, then meet with our psychiatrist for up to 45 minutes. After the psychiatrist reviews your medical history, they’ll discuss the treatment with you, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you have. We want you to have all the information you need to make the best choice for you!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
The full course of treatment lasts up to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week. Then three weeks of less frequent treatments.
When you become an HPRTC patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so it’s easy for you to make any accommodations that are necessary for your treatment.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, and most people are eligible. The main reason you might be disqualified is the presence of metal in your head that can’t be removed. This can include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulator, or a cochlear implant
- Shrapnel or bullets
- A tattoo on your face or head that uses metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most is okay.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
A treatment session at HPRTC takes 20 minutes.
Getting to HPRTC in Charleston
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Many people who have TMS therapy at HPRTC in Charleston live in or near the city. Getting to HPRTC in Charleston is a short drive from the downtown area:
- On Broad Street, head west toward King Street, then continue onto Lockwood Drive. Merge onto SC-30 W, and continue onto the Fielding Connector. Take Exit 1 for SC-61 toward Summerville. Continue on SC-61 N/Ashley River Road and then onto Paul Cantrell Boulevard. Turn right onto Tobias Gadson Boulevard to arrive at your destination on the left.
From Charleston Airport
The city’s nearest airport is Charleston International Airport. From here, it’s a drive of around 10 minutes to HPRTC in Charleston, depending onn your route and traffic:
- On International Boulevard, turn right to merge onto I-526 W. Continue on I-526 W, then take Exit 11A toward GA-61 S/Ashley River Road. Merge onto Paul Cantrell Boulevard, then turn left onto Tobias Gladstone Boulevard to arrive at your destination on the left.
Is depression making it hard for you to feel the joy in life? TMS therapy at HPRTC could help. To learn more about TMS therapy in Charleston, SC, call HPRTC at (800) 604-0208, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll contact you to talk about the treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
- Charleston, SC