Learn About TMS
TMS Therapy is being successfully used at the Center for Family Psychiatry (CFFP) in Saline MI to treat drug resistant Major Depression and OCD.
Below, you can find additional information on TMS. We are just a phone call away at (734) 944 8300 to answer any questions that may arise as you learn more about TMS. For patient convenience we have ample parking and are easily accessible.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS or rTMS) is a novel, noninvasive, non-pharmacological treatment being increasingly used for successfully treating medication resistant Depression and OCD. Typically, “treatment resistant” is defined as having failed at least two adequate medication trials per most mental health organizations and insurances. During TMS treatment controlled magnetic pulses are precisely delivered to stimulate the underlying nerve cells in the prefrontal parts of the brain. Repeated pulse trains of magnetic stimulation of these areas of the brain have been shown to have a mood modulating effect on patients suffering from treatment resistant MDD or OCD and an increasing list of other conditions.
TMS Therapy was approved by the FDA in 2008 for treatment resistant Depression and was recommended by the American Psychiatric Association in 2010. Studies show that up to three out of every four patients report a reduction in depression symptoms at the completion of the acute phase TMS therapy. In fact, two out of every three patients who respond have reported a reduction in depression score within the first 4-week treatment period. Additionally, one out of every three patients were able to achieve remission (absent or minimal symptoms) from TMS Therapy at the end of the course. TMS Therapy is covered by most insurances and is being provided at major hospitals and qualified mental health clinics worldwide.
At the Center for Family Psychiatry (CFFP), in Saline, MI, TMS Therapy is provided by trained and certified practitioners under the supervision of the Medical Director, Dr. Ravi S. Kirbat. In summary, TMS Therapy is:
1. FDA approved with proven effectiveness and well tolerated
2. Non-Invasive – No insertion/ingestion required
3. Non-systemic and free from common side effects of antidepressants
4. Non-sedating outpatient treatment – no anesthesia is required and patients can do normal activities before and after treatment
5. Free of cognitive effects
6. Covered by most Insurance plans – we assist patients with the reimbursement and financing process.
TMS Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
It is common and appropriate for patients considering TMS therapy to have questions. Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions on TMS asked by our patients. CFFP staff are available to explain this in more detail and to address any other questions you or your clinicians may have about the TMS treatments.