Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Milwaukee
Even though depression is a treatable mental illness, the standard treatments don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried traditional depression treatments, such as medication and lifestyle changes, but haven’t felt any benefits, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy might be just what you need.
Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers TMS therapy in partnership with American Behavioral Clinics, a treatment with a proven track record of success in treating depression. More than 2,150,000 sessions of TMS have been provided to over 65,000 people, and this treatment could help you too.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a non-invasive and drug-free depression treatment. In a TMS therapy session, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They switch the TMS device on, and the coil sends magnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex of your brain.
TMS therapy works by using this electromagnetic energy to stimulate your prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain regulates mood. In someone with depression, it’s less active than normal. TMS stimulates the prefrontal cortex and improves how it regulates mood.
Our patient testimonials prove that TMS therapy is a very effective treatment for depression!
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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 is a unique depression treatment for three main reasons:
1. It’s Drug-free.
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 don’t work for everyone, and some people prefer to avoid them. TMS therapy can be a good alternative as a drug-free depression treatment.
2. It’s Non-Invasive.
Other options for depression treatment include electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, and vagus nerve stimulation. These can be effective treatments, but they involve invasive or unpleasant procedures, including surgery and anesthesia.
TMS therapy is a non-invasive alternative, where the patient sits comfortably in a chair for the duration of the treatment. You can even listen to music or watch TV while having TMS.
3. It’s Almost Side-Effect Free.
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. For people who have side effects, the most common effect is discomfort at or near the site where the coil is placed. This discomfort only occurs during treatment and usually subsides after the first week.
If you want to explore a drug-free, non-invasive depression treatment, TMS therapy could be a good option.
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?
When you have TMS therapy, it doesn’t take long to notice the benefits. For most people, it takes just two or three weeks for noticeable changes to occur. For some people, it happens even sooner!
The effects of TMS last a long time, but some people need booster treatments to stay depression-free. If you do need a booster treatment, it’s likely you’ll need to take a few consecutive sessions a year. Most insurance covers booster treatments.
Does Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
Most insurers cover TMS therapy because this is an FDA-approved treatment with documented success in treating depression. If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, don’t worry. You can call HPR Treatment Centers for a free insurance verification! Just dial (414) 219-9485, and we can confirm your insurance pre-approval in a few minutes.
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What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Milwaukee?
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 our patient, we’ll give you a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can make any accommodations you need to.
The full course of treatment is typically up to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of treatments at a less frequent rate.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people who have depression are eligible for TMS therapy. The main issue that might disqualify someone is the presence of non-removable metal in the head or face. This can be a problem because the metal may react unfavorably with magnetic energy. Non-removable mental can include:
- Medical devices, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulators, or cochlear implants
- Shrapnel or bullets
- A tattoo on the face or head that uses metallic or magnetic ink
- Some dental work (Most is acceptable.)
How Long Is TMS Treatment?
Each treatment session at HPR Treatment Centers takes 18 to 19 minutes.
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
HPR Treatment Centers is in a convenient Milwaukee location for people who live in or near the city. It takes around 10 to 15 minutes to get to HPR Treatment Centers from downtown Milwaukee:
- On N Milwaukee Street, head south, then turn left onto E Michigan Street. Turn right onto N Jackson Street. Take the I-794 W ramp to get onto I-704, and then continue onto I-94 W. From I-94 W, take Exit 306 for WI-181, and merge onto W O’Connor Street. Keep right on W O’Connor Street, and merge onto WI-181 N. Turn left onto US-18 W. Your destination will be on the right.
- Or, on N Milwaukee Street, head south, then turn left onto E Michigan Street. Turn right onto N Jackson Street. Take the I-794 W ramp to get onto I-704, and then continue onto I-94 W. From I-94 W, exit toward WI-100 N, and turn left onto WI-100 N. Turn right onto US-18 E. Make a U-turn at N 104th Street to reach your destination on the right.
From General Mitchell International Airport
Milwaukee’s closest airport is General Mitchell International Airport. From here, it’s a short drive to HPR Treatment Centers in Milwaukee, depending on your route and traffic:
- On S 6th Street, turn right onto W Grange Avenue. Make a U-turn on W Grange Avenue, and then turn left to the I-94 on-ramp. Merge onto WI-119 W, then exit toward I-94 W. Continue onto I-41, and stay on I-41 until Exit 1B. Continue toward WI-100, and exit at Exit 304. Keep left at the fork, and then turn left onto WI-100 N. Turn right onto US-18 E. Make a U-turn at N 104th Street to reach your destination on the right.
- Or, on S 6th Street, turn right onto W Grange Avenue. Turn left onto S Howell Avenue, then right onto E Layton Avenue. Turn left to merge onto WI-794. Keep left to continue on I-794. Take Exit 306 for WI-181, then follow WI-181 N, and merge onto W O’Connor Street. Keep right on W O’Connor Street, and merge onto WI-181 N. Turn left onto US-18 W. Your destination will be on the right.
When someone becomes depressed, life changes so drastically it’s hard to remember what “normal” feels like. TMS therapy could help you regain your normal, joy-filled life. To learn more about TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers call (414) 219-9485, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to you to talk about the treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval.