Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in Paramus
Depression is a serious illness that can affect anyone. While there are some effective depression treatments available, they don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried the standard treatments, like medication and lifestyle changes, without the results you were hoping for, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers in Paramus, NJ offers TMS therapy, a depression treatment with a proven track record of success. With more than 2,150,000 sessions provided to over 65,000 people, TMS therapy may help you beat depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that is both drug-free and non-invasive. During a TMS therapy session, the prefrontal cortex of the brain is stimulated with a magnetic field. This is the part of the brain that regulates your mood, and the magnetic stimulation helps it do this more effectively.
When you have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They turn the device on, and the coil sends magnetic pulses to your 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 from other treatments in three important ways:
1. TMS Is Drug-Free
TMS therapy is a drug-free depression treatment, so it’s ideal for people who:
- Don’t get the desired result from anti-depressant medication
- Can’t tolerate the side effects of the medication
- Don’t want to take anti-depressant drugs
Anti-depressants do help people, but they’re not the right choice for everyone. TMS therapy can be a good alternative.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive
Other depression treatments, such as electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and deep brain stimulation, involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and anesthesia.
TMS is drug-free, non-invasive, and effective.
3. TMS Treatment Is Nearly Side-Effect Free
Fewer than 5% of patients stop having TMS therapy because of side effects. For those people, there can be short-lived discomfort at or near the treatment site, during the treatment. This usually goes away 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.
How Long Does It Take TMS Therapy to Work?
For most people, TMS therapy starts to work within two to three weeks. For some people, it happens more quickly!
Once you’ve completed a course of treatment, the effects are long-term, but not necessarily permanent. Some people have booster treatments to maintain their results. If you need booster treatments, you’ll likely need only a few consecutive treatments per year. Insurance usually provides coverage for booster treatments.
Does Your Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
TMS therapy is FDA-approved for depression treatment and has clinically proven results. Because of this, most insurance companies cover the treatment. If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, don’t worry! Call HPR Treatment Centers at (800) 688-3609 for a complimentary insurance verification.
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What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in Paramus?
What to Expect On Your First Visit
At your first appointment at HPR Treatment Centers, you’ll complete some paperwork, and then have an interview with our physician. The paperwork takes around 15 minutes, and the interview takes up to 45 minutes. The physician will review your medical and mental health history, and then discuss the treatment with you. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions you have about TMS therapy. We want you to have all the information you need to make a confident decision!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
When you become a patient with us, you’ll receive a written calendar of all your appointments. This will help you plan your calendar over the treatment period.
The full course of treatment is typically up to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week. Then three weeks of less frequent sessions.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
TMS therapy can benefit most people with depression. You’ll likely qualify for the treatment; there’s only one absolute reason you wouldn’t: If you have non-removable metal in your head or face.
Non-removable metal may include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus or deep brain stimulator, or a cochlear implant
- Bullets or shrapnel
- A tattoo on your face or head that uses magnetic or metallic ink
- Some dental work (Most work is okay.)
How Long Is TMS Treatment?
A treatment session at HPR Treatment Centers takes between 18 and 19 minutes.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in Paramus
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in Paramus live in or near the city. Getting to us is a short drive of about five minutes from the downtown area:
- On NJ-17 S, head southeast, and continue on NJ-17 S to the Forest Avenue exit. On Forest Avenue, turn right onto Frisch Court to arrive at your destination on the right.
From Teterboro Airport
The nearest airport to Paramus is Teterboro Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 10 to 15 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in Paramus, depending on your route and traffic:
- On Industrial Avenue, head north, then turn left onto US-46 W. On US-46 W, take the left ramp to I-80, then merge onto NJ-17 N. Take the NJ04 exit, then continue toward NJ-4 E. Merge onto NJ-4 E, then take the Forest Avenue exit. On Forest Avenue, turn right onto Frisch Court to arrive at your destination on the right.
- Or, on Industrial Avenue, head north, then turn left onto US-46 W. Merge onto NJ-17 N, then take the Essex Street exit. Continue onto Maywood Avenue and then Forest Avenue. Turn right onto Frisch Court to arrive at your destination on the right.
When depression takes over your life, it’s hard to remember a time when you felt any other way. TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers could help you rediscover what makes your life great. To learn more about TMS therapy in Paramus, NJ, call us at (800) 688-3609, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to you to talk about treatment and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
- Paramus, NJ