Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Hackensack
Depression is a serious but treatable illness, but standard treatments don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried depression treatments such as medication and lifestyle changes without receiving benefit, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be able to help. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers (HPRTC) offers TMS therapy in a convenient Hackensack location. TMS has a proven track record, with 2,150,000 treatments provided to more than 65,000 people. TMS therapy in Hackensack, NJ could help you find your joy again.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is both drug-free and non-invasive. It works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain where mood is regulated. The magnetic stimulation helps this part of the brain regulate mood more effectively.
When you have TMS therapy at HPRTC, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head, and then turns the device on. The coil sends magnetic pulses to your prefrontal cortex, which helps your brain regulate your mood.
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 different from other depression treatments in three main ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free.
As a drug-free depression treatment, TMS therapy is ideal for people who:
- Don’t fully benefit from anti-depressants
- Can’t tolerate anti-depressant side effects
- Prefer to avoid taking anti-depressants altogether
While anti-depressants do help many people, not everyone wants to or can use them. TMS therapy is a good alternative for depression treatment.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive.
Other drug-free treatments, such as electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation, can be effective for treating depression. However, these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures and require anesthesia.
TMS is non-invasive and don’t require any anesthesia or unpleasant procedures.
3. TMS Is Almost Side-Effect Free.
The most common side effect of TMS therapy is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site. This is only present during treatment, and usually subsides after the first week of treatment. Fewer than 5% of people discontinue treatment due to 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.
Hope starts here. Find out if TMS is right for you.
How Long Does It Take for TMS Therapy to Work?
Most people who have TMS notice positive mood changes within two to three weeks. For some, these changes happen even sooner!
The effects of TMS last a long time, but some people need booster treatments occasionally. If you need booster treatments, it will most likely be just one treatment a year. Insurance usually covers the cost of booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover Hackensack TMS Therapy?
TMS therapy is covered by most insurance companies, as it has documented success in treating depression. If you’re not sure whether your insurance company covers TMS, call HPR Treatment Centers for free insurance verification. Call us at 800-688-3609 to confirm your insurance pre-approval!
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPRTC in Hackensack
If you’re in or near Hackensack, NJ, and want to learn more about how TMS can help treat your depression, call us at 800-688-3609, or contact us online to receive a call back shortly.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Hackensack?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment
At your first appointment at HPRTC, you’ll spend around 15 minutes completing paperwork before meeting with our psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will review your medical and mental health history, and then talk with you about TMS therapy. This interview takes up to 45 minutes, so you’ll have time to ask any questions you have. We want you to have the information you need to make a choice that feels right!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
When you become an HPRTC patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can make any preparations you need for treatment.
The full course of treatment is usually four to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression are eligible for TMS. The main disqualifier is the presence of non-removable metal in the head because the metal reacts unfavorably with magnetic energy. Non-removable metal can include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulator, or a cochlear implant
- Shrapnel or bullets
- A facial tattoo that uses metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most is okay.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
A TMS session at HPRTC takes 18 to 20 minutes. A typical course is up to five sessions a week for four to six weeks.
Getting to HPRTC in Hackensack
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HPRTC in Hackensack is about a 10-minute drive from the center of town, depending on the route and traffic:
- On Central Avenue, head west, then turn right onto Summit Avenue. Turn left onto Spring Valley Avenue, then turn right onto Spring Valley Road. Turn right onto Prospect Street to arrive at your destination.
- Or, on Central Avenue head west, then turn right onto Maywood Avenue. Turn left onto Parkway Avenue and then right onto Spring Valley Road. Turn right onto Prospect Street to arrive at your destination.
From Teterboro Airport
Hackensack’s closest airport is Teterboro Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 10 to 15 minutes to HPRTC in Hackensack, depending on your route and traffic:
- On Industrial Avenue, head north, then turn left onto US-46 W. Merge onto NJ-17 N, then take the NJ-4 exit. Turn left onto Spring Valley Road, then turn right onto Prospect Street to arrive at your destination.
- Or, on Industrial Avenue, head north, then turn left onto US-46 W. Merge onto NJ-17 N, then onto I-80. Take Exit 62, and turn right onto Garden State Parkway. Take Exit 161 for NJ-4 E, and continue on NJ-4 E to the Spring Valley Road exit. Turn left onto Spring Valley Road, then turn right onto Prospect Street to arrive at your destination.
Life can be good, but depression makes it hard to remember that. TMS therapy at HPRTC in Hackensack, New Jersey could help you enjoy life again. To learn more about TMS at HPRTC, call 800-688-3609, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to talk about treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
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