Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Milwaukee
Depression is a serious illness, which some people can treat with standard treatments like medication and lifestyle changes. For others, these treatments don’t work. If you’ve tried standard depression treatments and are still suffering, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help you. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers is conveniently located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and offers TMS treatments to ease your depression symptoms. With 2,150,000 sessions provided to over 65,000 people, TMS therapy has a proven track record of helping people rediscover the joy in their lives.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that doesn’t involve taking medication. Instead, it stimulates the prefrontal cortex with a magnetic field to improve how this part of the brain regulates your mood.
In a TMS therapy session, an HPR Treatment Centers technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They turn the device on, and the coil sends magnetic impulses to your prefrontal cortex. This helps the brain cells in that region regulate your 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.
What Makes TMS Therapy Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS is different from other treatments in three significant ways:
1. It’s Drug-Free.
TMS therapy is an effective depression treatment for people who:
- Don’t benefit fully from medication
- Can’t tolerate the side effects of anti-depressant medication
- Prefer not to take anti-depressant drugs
Anti-depressants help many people, but they don’t work for everyone. If you don’t benefit from medication or can’t tolerate the side effects, TMS could be a viable option.
2. It’s Non-Invasive.
There are other depression treatments like deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy. But these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and require anesthesia. TMS therapy is effective, non-invasive, and doesn’t require anesthesia.
3. It’s Virtually Side-Effect Free.
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. The most common side effect is discomfort at or near the treatment site while the treatment is happening. This discomfort usually subsides after around a 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.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
Most TMS patients notice improvements in their mood within two or three weeks of starting treatment. Some notice positive results even earlier than this!
TMS therapy provides long-term benefits, but you may need booster treatments once in a while to stay free from your symptoms. If you need them, it’s likely that only a few consecutive sessions a year will be necessary. In most cases, insurance covers booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
TMS has documented success treating medication-resistant depression, so most insurers cover the procedure. If you’re not sure about your insurance, get in touch with HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee for a complimentary insurance verification. Call us at (877) 959-2430 to confirm your insurance pre-approval.
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What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Milwaukee?
What to Expect On Your First Visit
At your first appointment you’ll spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork and then meet with our psychiatrist. This meeting usually lasts up to 45 minutes. The psychiatrist will review your medical and mental health history and answer any questions or concerns you have, so you can make the most educated decision.
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
Most courses of treatment last four to six weeks. Once you’re an HPR Treatment Centers patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of your full course of treatment to help you plan for any accommodations you need to make.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression are eligible for TMS therapy, although if you have non-removable metal in your head, you may not be. The metal reacts unfavorably with magnetic energy. Non-removable metal may 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 okay.)
How Long Is TMS Treatment?
Each TMS therapy session at HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee takes 18 to 19 minutes. A typical course of treatment lasts four to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week.
Dr. James Winston, MD
graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. He is Board-certified in psychiatry and is founder and medical director of American Behavioral Clinics, where he is committed to providing patients with expanded access to psychiatric and behavioral health care. He started American Behavioral Clinics Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) as an alternative to hospitalization. Dr. Winston has held medical director positions at First Hospital, Greenbriar Hospital, and Charter Hospital.
A professor at Rush University, Dr. Winston has also been a national lecturer to psychiatrists and family practice doctors. In 2004, Dr. Winston was featured in Milwaukee Magazine. He has been voted a top doctor by his peers and featured in Milwaukee Magazine’s Top Doctors issue every year from 2004 to 2012.
Dr. Winston looks at each of his patients as a whole, from a medical and a psychiatric point of view. Through thorough assessments of his patients, Dr. Winston has detected brain tumors, adrenal insufficiencies, diabetes, thyroid disorders, B12 deficiencies, hyper-thyroid disorders, and anemia as medical causes of altered mood states.
As a general psychiatrist, Dr. Winston works with adults and adolescents. He has been treating bipolar, depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders for 30 years.
Dr. Winston’s successful treatment outcomes have to do with his ability to relate to his patients, which include a sense of humor mixed with professionalism and 30 years of psychiatric experience.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee live in or near the city. Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee is easy, as the clinic is right in the center of the city!
- From N Milwaukee Street, head south, and turn right onto E Wisconsin Ave. You’ll find your destination on the right.
From General Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee’s main airport is General Mitchell International Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 15 to 20 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee, depending on your route and traffic:
- From S Howell Avenue, turn right onto E Joseph M Hutsteiner Drive. Turn right onto Howell Avenue, then right onto E Layton Avenue. Take a left onto WI-794 N. Continue onto I-794 W, then take Exit 1 E to N Milwaukee Street. Follow E Clybourn Street and N Broadway to E Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto E Wisconsin Avenue to find your destination on the left.
- Or, from S Howell Avenue, continue to WI-119 W, then take the exit toward I-94. Continue on I-94 and then I-43 N, then take Exit 72A and turn right onto W Michigan Street. Continue on W Michigan Street to E Michigan Street, then turn left onto N Broadway. Turn right onto E Wisconsin Avenue to find your destination on the left.
When you’re depressed, it’s hard to remember there’s joy in life. TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee could help you find satisfaction and happiness again. To learn more about our Milwaukee depression treatment call our clinic at (877) 959-2430, or use our online contact form. We’ll reach out to you to talk about the treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval, if applicable!