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.”
“Dr. Duffy, I want to thank you for your help and thoughtfulness in my 30 session treatment for depression using the TMS therapy.”
“I have already felt a difference in my anxiety level and mood, my family has noticed as well. I started feeling a difference at about 2 weeks. I believe so strongly in this treatment that I am going to have my daughter come in and see if she can be approved for dTMS.
Thank you Dr. Duffy and all of the dTMS staff! God bless you!”
“I am glad I did TMS. It was such a positive change for me. Before I had anxiety, panic attacks, and depressed most of the time, to the point of just wanting to stay home. Since TMS, my family feels like the good ole me is back. I am back to work and have not been anxious or panicky at all. Have not cried and have not missed a day of work in well over a month. I have such a positive attitude now and feel so much better. Friends and family have all noticed a positive change all around me.”
“I’m not worn out, I feel good, I’m happy, and I’m a little less anxious.”
“It is a very effective treatment. The people are great and caring.”
“Was motivated, able to focus on moving home and changing jobs. Two applications, two offers, moving to Lincoln. Riding bike and eating right.”
“After TMS the black cloud has lifted. I am more hopeful about life now. I can handle what life throws at me. I am sleeping better at night and actually want to get out of bed in the AM! I haven’t felt like I want to die and I haven’t had a crying episode either. I don’t get so down on myself and I am more productive. I can rationally think through situations and face them head on. I don’t worry as much or avoid activities like I did before. My husband has noticed a huge difference in my mood and outlook on life. Our relationship is much improved! The depression has lifted, the anxiety is manageable, and I can go on to enjoy a more “normal” life!”
“Tony and everyone I came in contact with in the office was professional, caring and friendly, contributing to the success of treatments.”
“TMS therapy has been an excellent experience for me. I feel that it’s made it easier for me to adopt more positive habits.”
“My depression is very much improved. I still get down sometimes but not as bad as I used to. My anxiety is still high but the panic attacks and physical symptoms are almost completely gone.”
“More energy, brighter outlook, more stable, healthier, feeling up more, not down, sincere feelings, comfortable, happy.”
“The Alivation team was wonderful. You all are so patient centered with scheduling & everything. Thanks for your hard work.”
“I feel like doing things again. I have also gotten some of my motivation back. This is my 2nd time doing it & it worked really well the first time, so much so I recommend it to a friend & it worked for her too.”