Get Depression Relief Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in South Elgin
Depression is a treatable illness, but not everyone responds well to the standard depression treatments. If you have depression and haven’t found relief from standard treatments such as medication and lifestyle changes, it may be time to consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This depression treatment is proven effective, with 2,150,000 sessions provided to over 65,000 people. In South Elgin, Illinois, Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers offers TMS therapy for people with depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a depression treatment that doesn’t require the use of any mood-changing drugs or any invasive procedures. When you have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers, a technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. They switch on the TMS device, and the coil delivers magnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex of your brain.
This is an effective depression treatment because the prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain responsible for regulating mood. In people with depression, the prefrontal cortex is less active than normal. Stimulating the prefrontal cortex with magnetic pulses helps this part of the brain work more effectively, and this helps to lift your mood and ease your symptoms of depression.
TMS therapy is a highly effective depression treatment, as our patient testimonials show.
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How is TMS Different from Other Depression Treatments?
There are several types of treatment available for depression, but TMS therapy is unique in the way it works and in the benefits it provides.
1. TMS Is Drug-Free.
TMS therapy doesn’t require the use of any drugs. This means it’s a good option for people who:
- Don’t benefit fully from anti-depressant medication
- Can’t tolerate the side effects of medication
- Are not interested in taking anti-depressant drugs, or want to avoid them
Anti-depressants aren’t right for everyone. TMS therapy can be a good alternative treatment for depression.
2. TMS Is Non-Invasive.
TMS therapy isn’t the only depression treatment available; however, other drug-free treatments—electroconvulsive therapy and deep brain stimulation—involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, and anesthesia.
TMS therapy is unique because it’s both drug-free and non-invasive. When you have TMS, you sit in a comfortable chair for the duration of the treatment. You can even watch TV or listen to music!
3. TMS Treatment Is Almost Side-Effect Free.
Another advantage of TMS therapy is that it has few side effects. In fact, 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 during a treatment session. This is a temporary side effect that 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 for TMS Therapy to Work?
It’s different for everyone, but most people notice positive changes in their mood within two or three weeks of starting treatment. For some people, it happens more quickly—sometimes within the first week!
Although the effects of TMS therapy last a long time, some people need booster treatments to maintain the positive changes. Most people who have booster sessions usually need just a few consecutive treatments per year. In most cases, booster treatments are covered by insurance.
Does Your Insurance Cover TMS Therapy?
Most insurance companies cover TMS therapy for depression because it’s an FDA-approved treatment that is clinically proven to work.
If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, don’t worry! Call HPR Treatment Centers, and we’ll provide you with a free insurance verification. Call us at (877) 740-5340, and we can even confirm your insurance pre-approval over the phone!
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in South Elgin
If you’re in South Elgin, IL and are ready to learn more about TMS, call us at (877) 740-5340, or contact us online to receive a callback.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in South Elgin?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment?
At your first appointment you’ll spend around 15 minutes completing paperwork before you meet with the HPR Treatment Centers psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will look over your medical and mental health history and then talk with you about TMS therapy. If you have any questions or concerns you want to address, this is the perfect time to bring them up. We want to help you make a confident decision!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
As an HPR Treatment Centers patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of all your appointments, so you can make plans to fit treatment around your other commitments.
The full course of treatment is typically up to six weeks with up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of less frequent treatments.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, but a small number of people are not eligible for treatment. The main reason that disqualifies someone is the presence of metal in the head that can’t be removed. This can include:
- A medical device, such as a vagus nerve 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 dental work is okay.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
Each treatment session at HPR Treatment Centers takes 18 to 19 minutes.
Dr. Vikramjit Gill
is licensed as a physician in the state of Illinois and in Canada has been practicing as a psychiatrist since 2007. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) at the Government Medical College in Patilala, India in 1996. Following an internship, he worked as a primary care physician in Punjab, India until his residency at West Virginia University Hospitals. Dr. Gill served as the Chief Resident of the Psychiatry program at West Virginia University.
In 2007 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Selection and Advisory Committee selected Dr. Gill to be a 2007-2008 APA Minority Fellow. He completed an additional fellowship in Sleep Medicine at George Washington University.
Dr. Gill is Board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Board-eligible in Sleep Medicine. He has special expertise in reducing and consolidating psychiatric medicines for patients who are on multiple medications. His areas of expertise include ADHD, adult and childhood mood disorders, adult and childhood bipolar disorder and depression, anxiety disorders, and anger management. He has additional expertise in management of sleep disorders.
He works as a consultant in the United States and in Canada for several multi-specialty hospitals and outpatient practices. He is married and is the proud father of two young children.
Getting to HPR Treatment Centers in South Elgin
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Many people who have TMS therapy at HPR Treatment Centers in South Elgin live in or near the city. Getting to our South Elgin office is a quick five-minute drive from downtown South Elgin:
- Head north on S Center Street, and turn left onto E State Street. Cross State Street Bridge, and continue onto W State Street. Turn right onto N La Fox Street, and then turn left onto W Spring Street. Turn left and then left again, then turn right. You’ll find your destination on the left.
From O’Hare International Airport
The nearest airport to South Elgin is O’Hare International. From here, it’s a drive of 35 to 40 minutes to HPR Treatment Centers in South Elgin, depending on your route and traffic:
- On I-190 W, head southwest, and take Exit 2B for US-12 S. Merge onto US-12 E, then onto I-190 E. On I-190 E, take Exit 1C for I-90 W. On I-90 W, exit onto IL-31 S. Turn right onto Wing Street and then left onto N McLean Boulevard. Turn left, then right, then left, and then left again. Your destination will be on the right.
- On I-190 W, head southwest, and take Exit 2B for US-12 S. Merge onto US-12 E, then onto I-190 E. On I-190 E, take Exit 1C for I-90 W. On I-90 W, take Exit 59 to get onto IL-59. From IL-59, turn right onto W Schaumburg Road and then right onto IL-19 W. Turn left onto Shales Parkway, and then turn right to merge onto US-20 W. From US-20 W, exit to S McLean Boulevard. Turn left, then right, then left and left again, to arrive at your destination on your right.
Depression has a way of taking over your life and making it feel as though happiness is lost forever. TMS therapy can help you find your happiness again.
To learn more about South Elgin depression treatment, call HPR Treatment Centers at (877) 740-5340, or fill out our online contact form. We’ll reach out to you to talk about TMS therapy and confirm your insurance pre-approval.
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