Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Encinitas
Depression is a serious illness, but it’s one that can be treated successfully with medication and lifestyle changes. However, for some people these treatments don’t work or are undesirable. If medication and lifestyle changes haven’t helped your depression, you may find some relief with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). More than 2,150,000 sessions of TMS therapy have been provided to over 65,000 people, and this treatment could help you too. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers, located in Encinitas, CA, offers TMS therapy to help people with depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS therapy is a non-invasive and drug-free depression treatment. Rather than using medication to help the brain regulate mood, TMS therapy achieves a similar effect by stimulating the brain with magnetic energy.
When you have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They turn the device on, and the coil sends painless pulses of magnetic energy to the prefrontal cortex of your brain. This is the region of the brain where mood is regulated. In people with depression, it doesn’t work as effectively as it should. The magnetic energy delivered by TMS therapy stimulates the prefrontal cortex so it’s better able to regulate your mood.
TMS therapy is a highly effective depression treatment, as our patient testimonials show.
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Covered by Most Insurance
TMS is covered by Medicare, TRICARE, and most private insurers for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
How is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS therapy is different from other treatments in a couple significant ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
TMS therapy doesn’t require the use of medication. Because it’s completely drug free, it’s a good option for people who:
- Don’t benefit fully from anti-depressant medication
- Have unpleasant or undesirable medication side effects
- Prefer to stay drug-free
Anti-depressants do help people, but they’re not the best solution for everyone. TMS therapy can be a good alternative.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive
TMS therapy isn’t the only depression treatment available. Some other options include vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy. But these treatments involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures and require anesthesia.
TMS therapy is different because it’s an effective drug-free depression treatment that doesn’t require any invasive or unpleasant procedure.
3. TMS Treatment Is Almost Side-Effect Free.
TMS therapy has some side effects, but they are mild and short-lived. The most common side effect is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site. If this occurs, it’s only during treatment and usually subsides after the first week.
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects.
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.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
The first sign that TMS therapy is working is usually an improvement in mood. For most people, results start to show within two to three weeks; for some people, it happens even sooner.
While the effects of TMS therapy last a long time, sometimes booster treatments are recommended to maintain improvements. When booster treatments are needed, it’s usually just a few consecutive sessions per year. Most people find that insurance covers their booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
Most insurance providers cover TMS therapy because it’s clinically proven as an effective depression treatment.
If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, call HPR Treatment Centers at (877) 959-2430 for a free insurance verification.
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What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Encinitas?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment
There are two parts to your first appointment at HPR Treatment Centers. First, you’ll spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork. Next, you’ll meet with our psychiatrist to talk about TMS therapy. The psychiatrist will review your medical and mental health history, and then you’ll have the chance to ask questions and talk about any concerns you have. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions! We want you to have all the information you need to decide if you want to have TMS therapy.
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
A full course of treatment lasts up to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of less frequent sessions.
As an HPR Treatment Centers patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments to help you plan your calendar while you’re having TMS.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression are eligible for TMS therapy, and most can benefit from the treatment. The primary reason someone might be disqualified is the presence of metal in the head or face that can’t be removed. Metal is a problem because it may react unfavorably with magnetic energy.
Some examples of non-removable metal include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulator, or a cochlear implant
- Shrapnel or bullets
- A tattoo on the face or head that uses metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most dental work is okay.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
Each treatment session at HPR Treatment Centers takes 18 to 19 minutes.
Dr. Philip Botkiss
completed his undergraduate work in biology (1981) at Rice University in Houston, Texas and earned his medical degree (1985) at University of Texas Medical School of Houston. Following an internship in Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
In addition to his practice, he is a Clinical Director at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Botkiss is a Board-certified Clinical Psychiatrist who has been in private practice in San Diego for over 20 years. Dr. Botkiss has almost 10 years of experience as a TMS provider.
“I listen carefully and work with my patients to find the best solutions to effectively target their illness.”
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Encinitas
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers live in or near Encinitas. Getting to HPR Treatment Centers from downtown Encinitas takes around 10 minutes by car:
- On S Coast Highway 101, head north, and turn right onto Encinitas Boulevard. Turn left onto Via Cantebria, then right onto Garden View Road. Turn left onto Garden View Court to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, on S Coast Highway 101, head north, and turn right onto East E Street. Turn right onto S Vulcan Avenue and then left onto F Street. Continue onto Requeza Street, then turn left onto Westlake Street. Turn right onto Encinitas Boulevard, then left onto Via Cantabria. Turn right onto Garden View Road and then left onto Garden View Court to arrive at your destination on the left.
From McClellan-Palomar Airport
The nearest airport to Encinitas is McClellan-Palomar Airport, which is 10 to 15 minutes from Encinitas by car, depending on route and traffic:
- On Palomar Airport Road, head south, and continue onto Yarrow Drive. Turn left onto Camino Vida Roble, then right onto El Camino Real. Turn left onto Garden View Road, then left onto Garden View Court to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, on Palomar Airport Road, turn right to continue on Palomar Airport Road. Take the ramp onto I-5 S, and continue until Leucadia Boulevard. Turn left onto Leucadia Boulevard and then right onto Garden View Road. Turn left onto Garden View Court to arrive at your destination on the left.
Depression can quickly take over your life, almost before you’re aware of it. It’s hard to break free on your own, but TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers may help you achieve this goal.
Want to learn more about TMS therapy, or arrange for an assessment? Call HPR Treatment Centers at (877) 959-2430, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to you to talk about TMS!
- Encinitas, CA
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