Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Chicago
Depression is a serious illness that affects every aspect of life. Sometimes treatments such as medication and lifestyle changes help, but they don’t work for everyone. If you haven’t seen any improvement to your depression symptoms, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be the solution. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers in Chicago, Illinois offers TMS therapy to people with depression. With more than 2,150,000 sessions given to over 65,000 patients, TMS therapy has a proven track record of treating depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that is drug-free. It works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is the region where mood is regulated.
When you have a TMS session, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They turn the device on to deliver magnetic pulses to your prefrontal cortex. This helps your brain cells work more effectively and improves your mood and alleviates your depression symptoms.
TMS therapy is highly effective for treating depression, as shown by our patient testimonials
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How Is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS therapy is different from other treatments in three important ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
Medication is one of the most common depression treatments, but it doesn’t work well for everyone.
- Some people don’t benefit from medication.
- Some people have unpleasant side effects on medication.
- Some prefer not to take medication for depression.
If you haven’t benefited from anti-depressant medication, or would rather not take medication for depression, TMS therapy may be a good alternative.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive
There are other depression treatments, such as electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation, but these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and require anesthesia.
TMS therapy is different because it’s effective, non-invasive, and doesn’t require anesthesia.
3. TMS Treatment Is Nearly Side-Effect Free
Less than 5% of TMS patients stop their treatment due to side effects. The most common side effect of TMS therapy is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site during a session. For most people, this 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.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
People who have TMS therapy usually start to see positive changes within two or three weeks of their first treatment. Sometimes, positive changes happen even sooner!
TMS therapy is a long-term therapy but some people occasionally need booster treatments to maintain their results. When booster treatment is needed, it’s usually just a few consecutive treatments a year. Often, booster treatments are covered by insurance.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
TMS therapy is proven to be successful in treating depression, which means most insurers cover it. If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, HPR Treatment Centers can give you a free insurance verification. Call (773) 717-5362 to confirm your insurance pre-approval.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Chicago
If you’re in or near Chicago, IL and want to learn more about TMS, call us at (773) 717-5362. Or contact us online, and we’ll call you back shortly!
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Chicago?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, you’ll have some paperwork to complete. This takes around 15 minutes, after which you’ll spend up to 45 minutes speaking with an HPR Treatment Centers psychiatrist. They will review your medical and mental-health history, and you’ll be able to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have. We want you to have all the information you need to make a confident decision that feels good to you!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
For most people, a course of TMS therapy lasts four to six weeks. As an HPR Treatment Centers patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of your full course of treatment, so you can make any accommodations you need to.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, but if you have any non-removable metal in your head, you may not be eligible. Non-removable metal can include:
- Medical devices, such as cochlear implants, vagus nerve stimulators, or deep brain stimulators
- Bullets or shrapnel
- Facial tattoos with metallic or magnetic ink
- Some types of dental work (Most dental work is acceptable.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
Each TMS therapy session at HPR Treatment Centers in Chicago takes 18 to 19 minutes. For most people a full course of treatment lasts four to six weeks and includes up to five weekly sessions.
Dr. Wajde Dabah MD
is a double-Board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. He has special expertise in spinal cord stimulation and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, and peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Dabah believes that chronic pain is a disease no different than hypertension or diabetes and that, with time, commitment, and partnership with his patients, they will take back control of their lives and overcome their chronic pain.
Dr. Dabah is also the medical director for transcranial magnetic stimulation, innovative technology for the treatment of depression.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Chicago
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Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Chicago live in or near the city. Getting to our Chicago office is an 8- to 10-mile drive from the downtown area, around 15 to 30 minutes depending on traffic and the route taken.
- From the city center, head east on W Jackson Boulevard. Turn left onto US-41/S Lake Shore Drive, then continue on until the Lawrence Avenue exit. Turn left onto W Lawrence Avenue, then left onto N Broadway Street. You’ll find your destination on the left.
- Or, head south on S Federal Street, then turn right onto W Van Buren Street. Turn right onto S Jefferson Street, then turn left onto W Adams Street/Historic US 66 W. Turn right onto I-90 W/I-94 W. Take Exit 48A, and turn right onto W Armitage Avenue. Turn left onto N Ashland Avenue, then right onto W Lawrence Avenue. Turn right onto N Broadway Street to find your destination on the left.
From Chicago Airport
Chicago’s closest airport is Midway International Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 30 to 60 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in Chicago, depending on your route and traffic:
- From S Cicero Avenue, get on I-55 N, and continue until US-41 N/S. Merge onto US-41/S Lake Shore Drive, then continue on until the Lawrence Avenue exit. Turn left onto W Lawrence Avenue, then left onto N Broadway Street to find your destination on the left.
- Or, from S Cicero Avenue, turn right onto W 55th Street, and then continue onto W Garfield Boulevard. Turn left onto S Wentworth Avenue to I-90 W/I94 W, then merge onto I-55 N toward Lake Shore Drive. Merge onto US-41/S Lake Shore Drive, then continue on until the Lawrence Avenue exit. Turn left onto W Lawrence Avenue, then left onto N Broadway Street. You’ll find your destination on the left.
Has depression made you forget what happiness and joy feel like? HPR Treatment Centers could help you remember with TMS treatments that are proven effective for depression. Call our center at (773) 717-5362, or use our online contact form to learn more about Chicago depression treatment. We’ll look forward to talk to you about TMS therapy and your options!
- Chicago, IL