Fort Lauderdale, FL
Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Fort Lauderdale
Depression is a treatable illness, but for many people, the standard treatments just aren’t effective. If you’ve tried anti-depressant medications or lifestyle changes without seeing any benefits, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be of help.
More than 2,150,000 sessions of TMS have been provided to over 65,000 people, showing TMS therapy has a proven track record of success. TMS could be the treatment that helps you break free from depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is both drug-free and non-invasive. TMS therapy targets the prefrontal cortex of the brain, stimulating the cells with a magnetic field. This helps the cells work more effectively to regulate mood.
When you have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. Once they switch the device on, the coil sends magnetic pulses to your prefrontal cortex to help your brain regulate mood more effectively.
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 because it’s:
Because TMS therapy is completely drug free, it’s a good option for people who:
- Don’t benefit fully from anti-depressant medication
- Can’t tolerate the side effects of medication
- Don’t want to take anti-depressant drugs
Anti-depressants do help many people, but not everyone can or wants to take them. TMS therapy can be a good alternative to get relief from depression.
There are other depression treatments available, including electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. However, these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and often require anesthesia.
TMS therapy is different because it doesn’t require any invasive or unpleasant procedures.
3. Almost Side-Effect Free
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. For those patients, there can be some discomfort at the treatment site, during the treatment. This is short-term and usually goes away after around a week.
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 for TMS Therapy to Work?
Most people who have TMS therapy see some positive changes in mood within two to three weeks. For others, it happens even sooner!
TMS therapy is a long-term treatment, but some people need occasional booster treatments to stay free from depression. If you need booster treatments, it’s likely you’ll need a few consecutive sessions per year. Most insurance covers booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
TMS therapy has well-documented success in treating medication-resistant depression, so most insurance companies cover the procedure. Not sure if your insurance covers TMS? Don’t worry—HPR Treatment Centers offers free insurance verification. Just call us at (877) 959-2430 to confirm your insurance pre-approval.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Fort Lauderdale
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Fort Lauderdale?
What to Expect On Your First Visit
Your first appointment at HPR Treatment Centers is an assessment. You’ll spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork, then meet with our physician for up to 45 minutes. After the physician 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?
When you become an HPR Treatment Centers patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can make any accommodations necessary for treatment.
A full course of TMS treatments for depression includes five sessions a week for up to six weeks, followed by a three-week period of less frequent sessions.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, and most people are eligible. The main thing that disqualifies someone is the presence of non-removable metal in their head. This can 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 is okay.)
How Long Is TMS Treatment?
Each treatment session at HPR Treatment Centers takes between 18 to 19 minutes.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Fort Lauderdale
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Fort Lauderdale live in or near the city. Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Fort Lauderdale is a 20- to 25-minute drive from the downtown area:
- On E Broward Boulevard, head west, then merge onto I-95 N. Take Exit 31B, then merge onto FL-816 W/Oakland Park Boulevard W. Continue on Oakland Park Boulevard W to find your destination on the right.
- Or, on E Broward Boulevard, head west, then turn right onto NE 3rd Continue onto Progresso Drive, then turn left onto FL-838 W/E Sunrise Boulevard. Turn right onto NW 56th Avenue, then turn left onto W Oakland Park Boulevard to arrive at your destination on the right.
From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale’s nearest airport is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 25 to 30 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in Fort Lauderdale, depending on your route and traffic:
- On Terminal Drive, head northwest. Stay on Lower Terminal Drive/Terminal Drive, then merge onto I-595 W. Take Exit 8-9A-9B, then merge onto W State Road 84. Merge onto the Florida Turnpike, then take Exit 58 for FL-838 toward Sunrise Boulevard. On FL-838, turn right onto NW 56th Avenue, then left onto W Oakland Park Boulevard to arrive at your destination on the right.
- Or, on Terminal Drive, head northwest. Stay on Lower Terminal Drive/Terminal Drive, then merge onto I-595 W. Take Exit 6 toward FL-817, then merge onto FL-84 W. Turn right onto S University Drive, then right onto W Oakland Park Boulevard to arrive at your destination on the right.
Depression makes it hard to feel and experience all the good things life has to offer. TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers could help you enjoy life again. To learn more about Fort Lauderdale depression treatment, call HPR Treatment Centers at (877) 959-2430 , or fill out our online contact form.