TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION
NON-INVASIVE WITH LOW SIDE-EFFECTS
TMS is an outpatient procedure that is well-tolerated for the majority of patients
FDA CLEARED FOR DEPRESSION, OCD, AND ANXIETY
TMS was FDA cleared for depression in 2008 and more recently for OCD and anxiety in depression
COVERED BY MOST PRIVATE PROVIDERS
Most insurances will provide reimbursement for TMS as an second-line treatment
O U R A P P R O A C H
At CAC we are committed to providing our patients with evidenced-based interventional psychiatry procedures as part of our continuum of integrated supports. TMS has been recommended by the American Psychiatric Association since 2010 and FDA cleared since 2008 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. In 2020 Deep TMS was also cleared for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, and most recently anxiety in depression. Our clinic has both the MagVenture and Brainsway TMS machines ensuring our patients the widest range of FDA approved TMS treatments in the region. Our focus is the utilization of the most effective TMS technology in psychiatric medicine for depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. TMS works by delivering a series of repetitive, brief and highly focused magnetic pulses, used to stimulate specific neural networks in the brain associated with the condition being treated. This stimulation and strengthening these neural pathways helps restore more balanced brain activity. By coming to the Cincinnati Anxiety Center, you can be sure that you or your loved one will receive compassionate and effective care from experts committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.
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Medication vs TMS
Are You Ready? Here are the FAQs...
What is TMS?
TMS is a non-invasive treatment where magnetic pulses are delivered to stimulate nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling emotions, which are often are either hypo- or hyperactive in patients with mental health disorders. Targeted and repeated stimulation of these part of the brain has proven to produce an clinical effect on people suffering from depression, OCD, and anxiety. TMS is also known as rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) because more than one magnetic pulse is delivered to the brain during a treatment session.
Am I a candidate for TMS?
How long does it take?
What does TMS feel like?
Are there any side effects to TMS therapy?
Is TMS covered by my insurance?
Is TMS effective?
Is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Shock Therapy?
If TMS treatment is so effective, why isn't it tried before medication?
Usually we would reserve a more expensive treatment option to be second-line treatment. That's why the initial trials for TMS (2007) included patients who failed one or more antidepressants. For this reason the FDA approved it for treatment resistant depression based on the data they had. This doesn't mean it won't work as a first-line treatment.
How long do TMS effects last?
How much does TMS cost?
When paying out-of-pocket national prices range from about $10,000.00 to $12,000. At CAC we are committed to offering the best value in TMS pricing in the region because we believe this technology should be available to all who need it.
Standard Theta Burst rTMS protocol: $4000.00
Accelerated TMS protocol: $5000.00