TMS Institute of Colorado Springs
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Brainsway has introduced a new era in brain disorder treatment, with a safe and effective TMS therapy which can help patients to leave the hardships caused by brain disorders behind. A non-invasive outpatient procedure, TMS does not require hospitalization or anesthesia, and entails no memory loss, no systemic side effects or an indefinite drug regime.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation FDA approved for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Treatment is covered by all major insurance companies after a trial of failed antidepressants. TMS has been proven to be effective for the following conditions:
- Major depressive disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizophrenia (negative symptoms)
- Smoking cessation
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Multiple Sclerosis
TMS Therapy requires only brief daily sessions of 3-30 minutes treatment sessions depending on your individualized treatment plan. This is completed over 4-6 weeks. In each session, the patient is comfortably seated in a chair, and a coil generates brief magnetic fields, similar to those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. After each session, patients can return home independently, and immediately resume their daily routine.
I didn’t know much about TMS at first. I read about it then talked to a doctor and found out I was a candidate. After the 1st week, I was really tired of going every single day but I got over that because I looked at the bigger picture, my depression. With continuing TMS, my family and I noticed a difference after about 3 weeks. I am much more calm, my anxiety is way down and my depression is gone. I just want to tell people to persevere and don’t give up. It will be worth it in the end. -Darla Rupprecht
TMS has changed so much for me. Before TMS, it was hard to get off the couch or get motivated to take a shower or brush my teeth. TMS has given me the energy plus the motivation to get back into my life. My husband has noticed I’m happier and laughing more. It’s not a cure-all but it has taken such a huge weight off me that for the first time in years I feel “normal”. -McKenna Vanhorn
Before I started TMS I couldn’t go anywhere alone. Since starting, I have been able to deal with my husband leaving for work for 3 months without shutting down. I am able to go grocery shopping by myself and I can process my emotions and seem to understand why and how I feel. I no longer emotionally eat, which has helped me feel way better. Now at the end of TMS, I feel like life is 100% better. I am able to function as a person without relying on others everyday. It is amazing! -Kara Hicks
“TMS had improved my depression tremendously! Nothing I’ve done in the past worked as fast and as well as TMS. I’m on the lowest dose of my antidepressant and have discontinued three others and feel AMAZING!” -J.R
An Optimal Depression Treatment
Proven Efficacy for Persistent Depression
Deep TMS depression treatment is FDA cleared for treating patients who have failed previous trials of antidepressants. The FDA indication followed an extensive multi-center study examining Deep TMS for TRD or treatment-resistant depression, in patients who previously tried antidepressants without improving. The study, which enrolled 230 patients, proved TMS therapy significantly reduced depressive symptoms and brought improvement to patients.
In real-life clinical practice settings, 20 sessions of Deep TMS produce remission rates were even higher than those observed in randomized controlled clinical trials. Among patients who went on to complete a treatment course of 30 sessions, 1 in 2 achieved full remission, suggesting a definite benefit for patients completing the full 30-sessions treatment regimen.
Partnered With Family Care Center
The Family Care Center, located near the World Arena in Colorado Springs, is a leader in comprehensive behavioral health services for families, military dependents and Veterans. Having retired military and military dependent staff makes us uniquely qualified to treat clients dealing with the challenges of a military lifestyle. Our Veteran services works with those suffering from PTSD symptoms and those involved in the Veterans Trauma Court. We are proud to announce that we are a Vets Choice participating provider and were awarded a national grant to see Veterans without TRICARE benefits for limited free sessions. We offer individual treatment for those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders and co-occuring substance use treatment. Our therapist also provide family therapy and marriage counseling. We have Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapists who provide DBT group therapy for adults, middle school and high school aged populations. We have certified play therapists to treat children as young as three years old. We also offer medication management for those adults and children needing this service.
Military family members do not need a referral from TRICARE for their initial assessment.