Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses in the country. While some people may find that traditional methods of treating depression like psychotherapy or medication have been effective, others may require a different approach. Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as an integrative treatment option to help treat depressive disorders and improve your quality of living.

At Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin, we offer innovative, cutting-edge treatments for many mental health conditions. Our medical personnel are experts in the specialized approaches they take. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out how we can help you be well.

Accelerated Protocol for TMS
• A TMS protocol that can be done in five days has shown remarkable efficacy in people with treatment-resistant depression.
• Five days
• 10 times each day every hour
• 50 total treatments in five days

Known as Accelerated TMS, this technology makes use of a TMS protocol known as intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS). iTBS can deliver therapeutic levels of magnetic stimulation in just three minutes, which is six to 10 times faster than conventional TMS. With these shortened treatment sessions, multiple treatments can be delivered each day. If these sessions are delivered at the optimal times, they will build on each other to amplify the antidepressant effect of the treatments.

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive approach to treat depressive disorders when other modes of treatment weren’t as effective. This cutting-edge treatment can improve symptoms of depression by using magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. 

How does TMS work?

As the TMS treatment begins, the electromagnetic coil is placed on the patient’s head, near the forehead. A magnetic pulse is painlessly distributed from the electromagnetic to vitalize the nerve cells in the brain involved in mood control and in turn, depression. It can also stimulate areas of the brain that have reduced activity, as a result, of depression. Consult with our medical experts to determine if TMS treatment may be right for you.

What can I expect?

For optimal results, TMS requires a series of treatment sessions. Typically, patients get five treatments per week over a period of four to six weeks. Prior to treatment, our medical experts will examine you and determine where best to place the magnets on your head as well as the appropriate dose of magnetic energy for you. The first treatment session usually can last around an hour.

What are the results like for TMS?

Every patient’s body chemistry is different and as such, results will differ from person to person. TMS may be able to alleviate your symptoms of depression or help them disappear entirely. Typically, relieving depressive disorder symptoms may take several weeks of treatment sessions.

If traditional treatment approaches haven’t improved your depression, TMS is a treatment option to consider. If you or someone you know is struggling with a depressive disorder, Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin offers TMS as an integrative, cutting-edge approach that can improve depression and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if TMS may be the right procedure for you.


Are you, or a loved one, finding your OCD treatment ineffective?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-medication therapy cleared by the FDA to help treat obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and smoking addiction in patients who have not found relief with standard treatments.

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental disorder involving repetitive anxiety-inducing thoughts and behaviors, like feeling the need to wash your hands excessively. Usually, OCD is treated with behavioral therapy or medication like SSRIs, an antidepressant that increases levels of serotonin in the brain. While these forms of treatment can be successful, some people will experience treatment resistance and need further help.

TMS for OCD works by targeting and regulating overactive parts of the brain associated with OCD, offering a new way to treat the disorder.

How can I get started with TMS?

To see if TMS is right for you, please contact us at (847) 783-0307 and our intake team will be happy to help.

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