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At Reliant Family Psychiatry, your TMS sessions will be in a calm, comfortable setting, ensuring ease throughout the treatment. The procedure involves positioning a magnetic coil near your head to deliver pulses to brain areas controlling mood. Each session lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, during which you might feel a light tapping on your head and hear a clicking sound, both normal sensations.

Conveniently, no sedation is required, allowing you to immediately resume daily activities, including driving. Typically, the treatment includes five weekly sessions for 4-6 weeks, customized to your specific needs. Our commitment is to provide compassionate care and the latest in TMS therapy to support your wellness journey.

What to Expect During TMS Treatment at Reliant Family Psychiatry

​What to Expect During TMS Treatment at Reliant Family Psychiatry

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for TMS typically include individuals who meet the following criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): TMS is primarily used to treat MDD, particularly in patients who have not responded well to antidepressants.

  2. Treatment-Resistant Depression: Individuals who have not experienced significant relief from symptoms after trying one or more antidepressant medications.

  3. Seeking Non-Drug Therapy: Patients who are looking for a non-pharmacological treatment option due to side effects or ineffectiveness of antidepressants.

  4. No Metal Implants in the Head: TMS is not suitable for people with non-removable metallic objects in or around the head.

  5. No History of Seizures: TMS may not be recommended for patients with a history of seizures or neurological disorders.

​Eligibility Criteria fo TMS

Side Effects Of NeuroStar TMS Treatment

Potential Side Effects of TMS Therapy

  • Generally causes few or no side effects.
  • Minor side effects might occur but typically go away quickly after treatment.

  • Treatment effectiveness is not affected by these side effects.

Issues for People with Hypersensitivity

  • Some report hearing problems due to TMS machine noise.
  • Earplugs are provided to prevent hearing issues.

  • Any concerns should be discussed with your doctor.

  • Symptoms, if they occur, resolve soon after a TMS session.

  • No long-term side effects have been reported from rTMS therapy.

Important Considerations for Specific Cases

  • Pregnant individuals or those with a history of brain injury, brain damage, seizures, or epilepsy should consult their TMS physician before starting treatment.
  • Presence of metal implants (like electrodes, aneurysm clips, bullet fragments, deep brain stimulators) in the brain-head-neck area should be reported.

  • Discuss past and current medical and mental health history, including medications, with your TMS physician to ensure the suitability of the treatment.

​Side Effects Of NeuroStar TMS Treatment

Success Rates

  • High Effectiveness: 83% of patients completing TMS treatment experienced measurable depression relief, and 62% achieved full remission of their depression symptoms​​​​.

  • Long-Term Remission: The treatment shows proven effectiveness in maintaining results in patients with treatment-resistant depression up to 12 months

NeuroStar TMS and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People with OCD often have parts of their brain working overtime, which causes them to repeat the same actions or thoughts again and again. rTMS therapy aims to calm these overly busy brain areas, helping to keep things in balance.

Besides treating OCD and anxiety, TMS therapy is also helpful for conditions like autism, PTSD, chronic pain, and more. These days, scientists are really seeing how useful NeuroStar therapy can be, especially for conditions that don't respond well to regular medicines or talking therapies.

​NeuroStar TMS and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Duration of TMS Treatment at Reliant Family Psychiatry

At Reliant Family Psychiatry, we understand that each patient's journey to mental wellness is unique. Our TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy is designed to fit this individuality. Typically, a full course of TMS treatment spans four to six weeks, with sessions held five days a week. Each session lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, allowing you to easily integrate treatment into your daily routine without significant disruption.

Our dedicated team at Reliant Family Psychiatry will work with you to create a personalized treatment schedule that aligns with your specific needs, ensuring that you receive the full benefit of this innovative therapy.

​Discover a brighter mental well-being journey at Reliant Family Psychiatry in Texas!

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Discover a brighter mental well-being journey at Reliant Family Psychiatry in Texas!

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