How TMS Works
How TMS Works at A Better Way
A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic in Orange County, CA, specializes in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapies that may improve our patients’ mental and behavioral health. TMS therapy uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the part of the brain that regulates mood. Start your healthcare journey with us by scheduling a free consultation today.
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During treatment sessions at our clinic, we target specific areas to be stimulated beneath the treatment coil. Electrical currents activate the cells thought to release neurotransmitters in that section of the brain. The magnetic field does not affect the whole brain because our treatment coil can produce very small electrical currents.
Benefits of TMS therapy
TMS therapy is an excellent alternative to prescription antidepressant medications or a helpful tool used with medications. It has been FDA cleared since 2008 and brings an alternative approach to mental health treatment options with few common side effects.
TMS therapy specifically targets the area of your brain that is inactive, often causing depression symptoms. TMS is a local treatment that does not cause side effects on other aspects of your health, unlike many prescription options.
As a non-invasive treatment option, TMS therapy has minimal side effects that impact your daily schedule. You can drive yourself to and from an appointment and return to work, school, or any other activity after treatment is completed.
TMS treats a variety of conditions
What started as depression treatment has now evolved into much more. Here at A Better Way, we are excited to offer TMS therapy as a treatment option for the following mental and behavioral health conditions:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trying a new treatment can be intimidating. Here at A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic, we offer free consultation appointments to our patients. As a patient, you can use this time to ask questions or express any concerns about your treatment plan to our licensed healthcare providers. We will do everything we can to educate you to make the healthcare decision that is best for you.
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The treatment can reach about 2-3 centimeters to pinpoint central and outer brain regions.
Not only are results measured by the change in many patient’s moods and mental health. Results can also be measured through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), improving major depression and other mental health challenges. The resonance image MRI machine can depict the improvements that TMS magnetic fields move and stimulate within the brain.
Here at A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic, we are precise about our pinpoint areas for treatment. We focus on areas of the brain which are thought to have low activity when a patient is experiencing a mental health challenge.