Addressing the Myths Surrounding Deep TMS Therapy

Deep TMS Therapy is an effective, non-invasive tool for treating a variety of issues like treatment-resistant depression, treatment-resistant bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental health issues. But, people who have never utilized this type of therapy before may have a number of questions before they consider it as a means of treatment for themselves. Doing research, you may be coming across a number of skeptics and some myths that surround this therapy. So, in this article, we aim to address the myths that surround Deep TMS therapy so that more people who can benefit from this type of therapy can understand the truth about it and how it can help.

Myth #1: Deep TMS Only Treats People With Severe Depression

It’s true that deep TMS is available for people who are living with symptoms of depression, specifically people who haven’t had any success using typical treatments like antidepressant medications – this would be known as treatment-resistant depression. However, TMS can be used to help people struggling with symptoms of other issues as well including bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD. So, while it is successful and FDA-approved for use in treating depression, it can also be an option for people diagnosed with other mental health issues.

Myth #2: It Hurts

Some people may report that TMS is painful. However, TMS is completely non-invasive, so it is not painful. Some people may experience short-term side effects like headaches and tenderness of the treatment site, but typically, these side effects go away within the hour following treatment sessions. And, side effects are rare, so only a small percentage of people experience them. Overall, TMS is completely pain-free and doesn’t hurt.

Myth #3: Symptoms Come Back Quickly

TMS is effective in helping to reduce the severity and frequency of a number of mental health diagnoses. But, some people may claim that the symptoms come back for people who utilize TMS. While this may be true for people who don’t stick to a schedule with TMS sessions, if you are a dedicated patient and go to all of your scheduled TMS sessions, the chances are high that you will experience long-term symptom relief.

Myth #4: Treatment is Inaccessible as it’s Expensive

Most mental health treatments are expensive unless you have insurance. And, before TMS gained popularity due to its high rates of success, many insurance companies and plans didn’t cover the cost of deep TMS sessions. However, that isn’t the case today as many insurance companies and plans now see the benefit of this type of treatment. And, cover the cost of these services. Therefore, if you have insurance that covers mental health services, it can be helpful to see if your plan covers the cost of TMS sessions.

TMS Therapy in Boca Raton

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for TMS therapy? Many people are finding symptom relief from a number of mental health issues by discovering TMS, regardless of what the skeptics may say about this type of treatment. Here at our Boca Raton location, you can find out if TMS is right for you and utilize our outpatient TMS services for yourself.

Dr. Raul J. Rodriguez

Dr. Raul Rodriguez


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