Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Loveland, CO
Depression is a serious mental illness, for which there is treatment. But solutions such as medication and lifestyle changes don’t work for many people. If you have depression that hasn’t responded to medication and lifestyle changes, 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, giving TMS a proven track record of success. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers in Loveland, CO offers TMS therapy to help people with depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is both drug-free and non-invasive. TMS therapy works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain with magnetic energy. In people with depression this part of the brain is less active. Magnetic stimulation helps the prefrontal cortex become more active, and this reduces or eliminates depression symptoms.
When you have TMS therapy, an HPR Treatment Centers technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They switch the TMS device on, and the magnetic coil emits magnetic energy that penetrates to the prefrontal cortex.
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 than standard depression treatments in three important ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
TMS therapy is completely drug-free, so 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 is an effective and drug-free alternative to standard treatments for depression.
2. TMS Therapy Is Non-Invasive.
TMS therapy is not the only depression treatment. Some other treatments include electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. However, these treatments are invasive. They require either surgery or unpleasant procedures, and often people having these treatments must undergo anesthesia.
TMS therapy is different because it’s non-invasive.
3. TMS Treatment Is Almost Side-Effect Free.
Another important aspect of TMS therapy is that it has few side effects. The most common side effect is mild discomfort at the treatment site, during treatment. This discomfort usually goes away within a week of starting treatment. 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 for TMS Therapy to Work?
The earliest sign that TMS therapy is having the desired effect is an improvement in mood. Most people who have TMS see an improvement within two to three weeks. For some, this happens even sooner!
The positive effects of TMS last a long time, but are not always permanent. Some people need booster treatments to stay free from depression. When booster treatments are needed, it will usually take a few consecutive sessions per year. For most people, insurance covers these booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
Most insurance companies cover TMS therapy because it’s an FDA-approved depression treatment with clinically proven benefits.
If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, call HPR Treatment Centers at (877) 959-2430 for a free insurance verification.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Loveland
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Loveland?
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 at Loveland, you’ll be given a schedule of all your appointments, so you can make any accommodations that are necessary for treatment.
The full course of treatment is up to six weeks of up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of less frequent sessions.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, and most people are eligible for it. But anyone with non-removable metal in their head or face may be disqualified from TMS. This is because the metal may react unfavorably with magnetic energy.
Non-removable may 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?
Treatment sessions at HPR Treatment Centers take between 18 to 19 minutes each.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Loveland
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Loveland live in or near the city. Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Loveland is a short drive of around 10 minutes from the downtown area:
- On E 6th Street, head east, and then turn left onto N Lincoln Avenue. Turn right onto E Eisenhower Boulevard. Turn left onto Rocky Mountain Avenue, and continue to the traffic circle. At the circle, take the first exit onto Foxtrail Drive to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, on E 6th Street, head east, and then turn right onto N Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto E 1st Street, and continue onto Corvus Drive. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto E Co Road. Continue onto N Boyd Lake Avenue, and then turn left onto Mountain Lion Drive. Turn right onto E Eisenhower Boulevard and then left onto Rocky Mountain Avenue. Continue to the traffic circle. At the circle, take the first exit onto Foxtrail Drive to arrive at your destination on the left.
From Northern Colorado Regional Airport
Loveland’s closest airport is Northern Colorado Regional Airport. From here, it’s a drive of around 10 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in Loveland, depending on your route and traffic:
- On Earhart Road, head east. Turn right onto Byrd Drive, and then turn right onto E Cross Roads Boulevard. Continue onto the traffic circle, and take the first exit onto Rocky Mountain Avenue. Through the next four traffic circles, continue on Rocky Mountain Avenue. At the 6th traffic circle, take the third exit to Foxtrail Drive to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, head east on Earhart Road. Turn left onto Byrd Drive, and then turn left onto E Cross Roads Boulevard. Get onto I-25 S, and continue on I-25 S to Rocky Mountain Avenue. At the traffic circle, take the first exit to Foxtrail Drive to arrive at your destination on the left.
Living with depression feels like living without hope, but TMS therapy can help. With TMS therapy you can break free from depression and feel hopeful about life again.
TMS therapy is an effective, drug-free depression treatment. If you want to learn more about TMS, 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, and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
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