Get Relief from Depression Without Taking a Pill! TMS Therapy in South Plainfield
Depression is a treatable mental illness, but the standard treatments—medication and lifestyle changes—don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried these treatments without experiencing any relief, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be a good option for you. TMS therapy has a proven track record, with over 2,150,000 sessions provided to more than 65,000 people. Hope Peace Recovery Treatment Centers (HPRTC) in South Plainfield, New Jersey offers TMS therapy, a treatment that could help you successfully fight depression.
What Is TMS?
TMS is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for depression. This therapy uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain that regulates your mood. The prefrontal cortex is less active in someone with depression, and magnetic stimulation helps the brain regulate mood to relieve depression.
When you have TMS therapy in South Plainfield, an HPRTC technician places an electromagnetic coil gently on your head. When they switch the device on, the coil emits magnetic pulses that penetrate the brain. This stimulates the prefrontal cortex to help it work more effectively to regulate your mood.
TMS therapy is a highly effective depression treatment—just look at our patient testimonials!
Watch This Video to Learn about TMS
TMS Therapy: Are You Covered?
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 is an effective, drug-free depression treatment. This means it’s ideal 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
Although anti-depressants can help people, not everyone benefits from depression medication. For people who can’t take these drugs, or don’t want to, TMS therapy is a viable alternative.
2. TMS Therapy Is Non-Invasive.
TMS therapy isn’t the only drug-free depression treatment available. Some other options include deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, and electroconvulsive therapy. However, these involve invasive surgery or unpleasant procedures, as well as anesthesia.
TMS therapy is very different: There’s no surgery, no anesthesia, and no unpleasant or invasive procedures. Instead, you’ll sit comfortably in a chair, awake and alert throughout treatment.
3. TMS Treatment Is Nearly Side-Effect Free.
Less than 5% of people who have TMS stop the treatment because of side effects. For people who stop the treatment, the most common side effect is temporary discomfort at the treatment site, during the treatment session. This usually lasts only a week or so and then subsides.
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 takes most people two to three weeks to see a positive change in mood after starting TMS therapy. For some people, it happens even sooner!
TMS therapy has long-lasting effects, but the benefits aren’t always permanent. You may need occasional booster treatments, but if you do, it’s likely that one a year will be enough.
Does Insurance Cover South Plainfield TMS Therapy?
TMS therapy is clinically proven to treat medication-resistant depression effectively, so most insurers cover the procedure, including booster treatments.
If you’re not sure whether your insurance covers TMS, don’t worry! HPRTC can provide a complimentary insurance verification. Call us at (800) 688-3609 to confirm your insurance pre-approval.
Get Your Life Back with TMS Therapy at HPRTC in South Plainfield
If you’re in or near South Plainfield, NJ and want to learn more about how TMS can help treat your depression, call us at (800) 688-3609, or contact us online to receive a callback.
What Else Should You Know about TMS Therapy in South Plainfield?
What to Expect During Your First Appointment?
You’ll first spend around 15 minutes completing some paperwork and then meet with the HPRTC psychiatrist for up to 45 minutes. The psychiatrist will look over your medical and mental health history, and address all your questions. We want you to have as much information as you need to make a confident decision!
How Long Is the Treatment Schedule?
Treatment usually lasts up to six weeks, with up to five sessions a week, then three weeks of less frequent sessions. As an HPRTC patient, you’ll receive a written schedule of your appointments to help you prepare for having the treatment.
Who Is Eligible for TMS?
Most people with depression can benefit from TMS therapy, but a few people are ineligible for reasons that are not directly related to the treatment. The presence of non-removable metal in the head or face can disqualify someone because metal can react unfavorably with magnetic energy. This includes:
- A medical device, such as a vagus 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 is okay.)
How Long Is a TMS Treatment?
Each TMS session at HPRTC in South Plainfield lasts 20 minutes.
Getting to HPRTC in South Plainfield
South Plainfield, NJ
|Monday||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
Many people who have TMS therapy at HPRTC in South Plainfield live in or near the city. Getting to HPRTC in South Plainfield is a short drive of five minutes from the downtown area:
- On S Plainfield Avenue, head east, then turn left onto Front Street. Turn right onto Maple Avenue, then left onto Park Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
- Or, on S Plainfield Avenue, head east, and turn left onto Park Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
From Newark Liberty International Airport
South Plainfield’s nearest airport is Newark Liberty International Airport. From here, it’s a drive of 30 to 35 minutes to HPRTC in South Plainfield, depending on your route and traffic:
- On Express Road, keep left, and follow signs for US-22/NJ-21. Continue onto US-22 W, then merge onto Garden State Parkway. Take Exit 135 toward Westfield. Merge onto Central Avenue, then turn left onto L’Oreal Way/Terminal Avenue. Turn right onto Westfield Avenue, then left onto Lamberts Mill Road. Turn left onto Raritan Road, then continue onto Old Raritan Road. Continue onto Maple Avenue, then turn right onto Park Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
- On Express Road, head southeast and keep right at the first fork. Continue on Express Road, then merge onto US-1 S. Exit toward I-95, then continue onto NJ-81 S. Take the I-95 exit to merge onto I-95, then take Exit 11 for Garden State Parkway. Merge onto Garden State Parkway, then take Exit 132 for NJ-27. Turn right onto NJ-27, then right onto Willow Avenue. Turn right onto Wood Avenue and then left onto Oak Tree Road. Turn right onto Park Avenue to arrive at your destination on the left.
Depression makes it hard to feel happiness and joy—and can make it hard to feel anything at all. TMS therapy at HPRTC in South Plainfield, NJ could help you find your joy again. To learn more about this depression treatment, call us at (800) 688-3609, or fill out our online contact form.
- South Plainfield, NJ