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TMS Therapy in Albany, NY and the Capital District

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, safe medical treatment for depression and OCD. It has been highly effective for treating patients who have had little or no relief from antidepressents.

Safe and Effective TMS Treatments

TMS is a clinically proven, safe treatment therapy that does not have the side effects commonly associated with drug therapy. Transformative Medicine Center uses what we believe to be the most advanced TMS machine on the market. This treatment offers hope to many people whose symptoms have been resistant to treatment with medication or psychotherapy, and is covered by most major health plans.

What is TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, also known as TMS, uses magnetic pulses, similar in strength to MRI machines, to stimulate and alter the activity of nerve cells in underactive regions of the brain that are thought to control mood in order to relieve symptoms of depression. TMS has been proven to be an effective treatment of major depressive disorder. The treatment is non-invasive, and does not require anesthesia. TMS is a drug-free alternative to antidepressant medication, and is offered to patients either not responding to their medication or who cannot tolerate the side effects. Thousands of patients with depression in dozens of studies have shown that TMS is safe and effective. TMS has been shown to have over an 80% success rate in treating people with depression, with nearly 50% being depression free a year after treatment.

What is a treatment session like?

Each treatment session lasts about 30 minutes. Patients remain awake and alert during the procedure, and may read, watch tv, listen to music, or do whatever else relaxes them during the procedure. The TMS machine makes a clicking sound when generating pulses and it feels like a small tapping on your scalp. During the treatment, one of our certified specialists will be with you should you need anything. After the treatment, you can drive and continue normal activities.