TMS THERAPY: A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression

For those who have unsuccessfully battled depression while being treated with prescribed medications, CenterPointe Hospital offers hope in a noninvasive, advanced technology that may provide relief for individuals whose depression has not yet been effectively treated.

TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. As an area leader in behavioral health treatments and services, CenterPointe Hospital provides TMS therapy to its continuum of treatment options for depression. The FDA-approved therapy is designed to help depressed individuals who have not achieved relief through pharmacotherapy return to their routine activities and feel like themselves again. In some cases, individuals achieve full remission from their symptoms.

TMS therapy targets the area of the brain rendered underactive by depression. Highly focused magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull and into the brain, noninvasively stimulating the target area. The technology used in TMS therapy is similar to MRI and has a long, documented history supporting its safety and use.

During the four- to six-week treatment course, patients receive daily outpatient care in the comfort of a physician’s office with each treatment lasting approximately 20 minutes. During therapy, the individual is alert and able to resume normal activities immediately afterward.

TMS Therapy is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans.

For more information or to schedule an assessment, call 314-210-7508 TMS LINE or 800-345-5407 TOLL FREE.

CenterPointe Hospital
4801 Weldon Spring Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63304