Wyoming Behavioral Institute is now offering transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a new drug-free treatment for depression.
TMS is an FDA-approved therapy for adults with major depression who have not adequately benefited from antidepressant medication. The procedure uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain known to affect mood regulation. It is noninvasive and free of the side effects that patients can experience when they take antidepressants.
TMS can help individuals experiencing treatment-resistant depression. Patients must have a primary diagnosis of major depressive disorder and have documented prior treatment with medication and therapy
Patients can continue with therapy and maintain their medication during TMS treatment as recommended by their mental health treatment providers.
TMS is an outpatient procedure. Patients receive therapy several times a week for four to six weeks. During treatment, patients are awake and alert and there is no recovery time. Patients can go back to their normal activities immediately after each treatment. Patients undergo TMS treatment five days per week with each session lasting approximately 20 minutes. Patients can expect to complete four to six weeks of treatment, for a total of 20-30 sessions.
We accept Medicare, Managed Medicare, most commercial insurance and TRICARE®
“I continue to be impressed by the results of this cutting-edge treatment. I know numerous people who have struggled with depression. The majority of people I have treated with TMS have had clinical improvement in their depression and many have had full remission.”
– Dr. David Martorano, WBI Associate Medical Director