Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, known as TMS is a cutting-edge development in the field of neuroscience. Much like an MRI, the TMS emits magnetic pulses into the brain, in varying intensities and frequencies to not only stimulate brain function that may be compromised by trauma or mental illness, but also promotes neural plasticity – the retraining and regeneration of brain function.
TMS is a noninvasive, low risk and proven treatment for patients that suffer from a wide range of mental health disorders. We have a great deal of data showing that TMS is very effective for those suffering from depression or anxiety, especially those for whom medication was not effective or caused unacceptable side effects. However, more recently, neuroscience research has shown that TMS can be effective – especially in conjunction with traditional treatments – in cases of moderate to severe mental illness.
During the procedure, the client will be comfortably seated on the TMS machine, similar to a dentist’s chair. Our qualified physician deploys magnetic pulses focusing on brain structures determined to be problematic during a prior evaluation.
While not all of our clients will be suitable for TMS treatment, those that are, will receive this therapy as an integral part of their primary treatment. In conjunction with the other ancillary therapies as well as our primary therapeutic process, TMS has shown to improve results dramatically, especially when performed regularly.
As one of the first addiction treatment facilities in Florida, and indeed the entire United States, to employ TMS in mental health and behavioral treatment. For more information about TMS, our NeuroHealth treatment program and our overall behavioral health treatment program, we encourage you to contact us and speak to one of our admissions specialists.