Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Palm Desert
Depression is a treatable illness, but for many people, standard treatments, such as medication and lifestyle changes, just don’t work. If you’ve tried these and are still suffering, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers (HPRTC) is conveniently located in Palm Desert, California. With a proven track record of 2,150,000 treatments administered to over 65,000 people, TMS therapy can help you get back to a life of joy.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that’s non-invasive and doesn’t involve the use of any medications. In TMS therapy, the prefrontal cortex of your brain is stimulated with a magnetic field. This helps brain cells function more effectively to regulate your mood.
In TMS therapy, an HPRTC technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head and then turns the device on. The coil sends magnetic pulses to your prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain that regulates mood.
TMS therapy is a highly effective treatment for depression, as our own patients’ testimonials demonstrate.
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What Makes TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
TMS therapy differs from other depression treatments in three important ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
TMS therapy is an effective depression treatment therapy for those who:
- don’t fully benefit from medication
- can’t tolerate the side effects of medication
- aren’t interested in taking anti-depressant drugs
While anti-depressants help many people, not everyone benefits from them. Some people have health issues that make depression medications intolerable. TMS therapy can be a viable option for depression relief.
2. TMS Therapy Is Non-Invasive
Other depression treatments, such as deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), can treat depression, but involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and they require anesthesia. TMS therapy is both effective and non-invasive.
3. TMS Treatment Is Virtually Side-Effect Free
Fewer than 5% of patients discontinue TMS therapy due to side effects. For those patients, there can be temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site while treatment is happening. This usually subsides after the first 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.
Hope starts here. Find out if TMS is right for you.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
Most people notice positive changes to their mood within two to three weeks of starting TMS therapy — some even sooner!
The effects of TMS therapy are long-term, but booster treatments may be needed to stay depression-free. If you need booster treatments, you’ll likely only need one once a year. Most insurance covers booster treatments.
Does Your Insurance Cover Palm Desert TMS Therapy?
With the documented success of TMS treating medication-resistant depression, most insurers cover the procedure. Not sure if your insurance covers TMS? Don’t worry! HPR Treatment Centers provides a complimentary insurance verification. Just call us at 760-203-4471 to confirm your insurance pre-approval, if applicable.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPRTC in Palm Desert
If you’re in Palm Desert and ready to learn more about how TMS therapy can help you break free from depression, call us at 760-203-4471, or contact us online to receive a call back shortly.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Palm Desert?
What Should I Expect During My First Appointment?
You’ll complete some paperwork, which typically takes no more than 15 minutes. Then you’ll meet with our psychiatrist. They will review your medical and mental health history and answer every question and concern you have. Our goal is to help you make a confident, comfortable decision! This meeting usually lasts up to 45 minutes.
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
When you become an HPRTC patient, you’ll receive a written schedule with your full course of treatment, so you can make any accommodations necessary for treatment. In most cases, treatment lasts four to six weeks.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, but a small number of people are ineligible for reasons that don’t relate directly to the treatment. If you have any kind of non-removable metal in your head, you won’t be able to have TMS treatments because the metal reacts unfavorably with magnetic energy. That includes:
- A medical device, such as a cochlear implant or a vagus nerve or deep brain stimulator
- Bullets or shrapnel
- A facial tattoo with magnetic or metallic ink
- Some dental work (Most work is acceptable.)
How Long Is Each TMS Treatment?
One session of TMS therapy at the HPRTC treatment center in Palm Desert takes around 18 to 20 minutes. A typical course of treatment involves up to five sessions a week, for four to six weeks.
Getting to HPRTC in Palm Desert
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Many people who have TMS therapy at our Palm Desert clinic live in or near Palm Desert. Getting to HPRTC in Palm Desert is just a short drive from the downtown area:
- Head west on Alessandro Drive, then turn left onto San Luis Rey Avenue. Turn left onto Palm Desert Drive S, and you’ll arrive at HPRTC on your left.
- Or, head east on Alessandro Drive, then turn right onto Portola Avenue. Turn right onto CA-111 N, left onto San Luis Rey Avenue, and then left onto Palm Desert Drive S to arrive at your destination.
From Palm Springs International Airport
The closest airport to Palm Desert is Palm Springs International Airport. From here, you’ll have a drive of 20 to 25 minutes to HPRTC in Palm Desert, depending on your route and traffic:
- Turn right onto Escoba Drive, then turn left onto E Palm Canyon Drive. Continue onto CA-111 S, then turn right onto San Luis Rey Avenue. Turn left onto Palm Desert Drive S to arrive at your destination.
- Or, head south on El Cielo Road, then turn left onto El Mesquite Avenue. Continue on Dinah Shore Drive, then turn right onto Da Vall Drive and left onto Gerald Ford Drive. From there, turn right onto Monterey Avenue, then turn left onto CA-111 S. Exit to Palm Desert Drive S, and drive to your destination.
Depression makes it hard to feel the joy in life, but TMS therapy at HPRTC could help you find your happiness again. To learn more about Palm Desert depression treatment, call our clinic at 760-203-4471, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to talk about treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
- Palm Desert, CA