Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a breakthrough treatment used for depression and OCD. When medication proves ineffective or causes negative side effects, this drug-free, FDA-approved, noninvasive and safe technology provides a powerful alternative treatment. TMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate parts of the brain associated with depression, and patients frequently report improvements in their mood, higher energy levels and an increased sense of well-being.
Alivation is one of the top providers of TMS in the United States.
- TMS is more effective than medication by itself. We find 50% of people who complete our TMS program reach full remission, compared to less than 1% who continue with medication alone.
- TMS provides symptom relief in over 90% of people. We have treated over 1,000 people with TMS, including over 40,000 individual sessions, making our clinic one of the top experts in the world.
- TMS is safer than medications with less severe common side effects. Expected side effects may include headaches shortly after treatment, discomfort during treatment, activation of muscles during treatment, and lightheadedness. You are conscious during treatment, and after treatment you may return to work or other activities.
- Our TMS program recommends starting with between 30-60 treatment sessions. After your initial treatment, you and your provider will determine if continued treatment would be beneficial.
“It’s generally become easier to self-motivate and to take the needed time to complete activities. Frustrations and feeling discouraged are also easier to quell.”
“Good people to work with!”
“Things have turned around and are going in a much more positive direction.”
“I enjoy life a lot more and participate in more social activities. Accomplish more and spend less time in bed. Have a better outlook on life.”
“Decreased mood swings, decreased headaches, increased cognition, much happier.”
“My symptoms are more manageable and I feel genuinely happy.”
“Honestly impressed with the care and attention received.”
“Depression has greatly lifted and I’m functioning quite well. I love to read and socialize with friends. I’m moving to a new apt (that wasn’t considered before TMS). I want to live!!”
“Gradually more energy, just the last week of treatment feeling good. More energy, more desire to get everyday chores done.”
“All of the technicians were professional and easy to talk to. Everyone was very accommodating when scheduling TMS, EEG, and med checks. I’m going to miss visiting with them every day.”
“It has been a good experience. The crew has been great!”
“I was feeling better in just a few days. They explained everything that was going on. I didn’t feel like crying anymore. My anxiety was lowered a lot. I used to worry about going to work on Sunday nights and that all disappeared. If anyone is having depression, they should have the dTMS.”
“Before doing the dTMS therapy, I had no clue how down I’d been for years. I’m so happy with the results, I can’t thank everyone on the team enough. My friends and family have noticed a big change, a great change! I have noticed that I am so much happier than I’ve been for years. I’m so thankful for the experience I’ve had throughout my treatment.
“The treatment has afforded me the opportunity and means to make meaningful lifestyle changes that I believe are key to my improvement in my mood, energy level, and degree of concentration. My only regret is that this method of treatment is not more widely understood and available.”
“My depression was also reduced to almost nothing. I really enjoyed spending time with the TMS team.”
“All the staff have been awesome, and their knowledge about the procedure is vast, including an ability to relay that knowledge in terms that non-scientific people can understand. I hope Dr. Duffy and his team continue their research as its results will eventually help the majority of people all over the world, if allowed to do so.”