FDA-cleared for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), & smoking cessation
Likelihood of patients with MDD achieving remission is limited and declines with each successive medication trial. After 2 medication trials, there is approximately a 16 percent chance of remission with a new trial.* Studies have shown the following TMS rates**:
62% Response | 41% Remission | 62.5% Durability ***
Appropriate for use either as an adjunct or as a monotherapy
Well-tolerated, non-invasive, & low-risk treatment for MDD, requiring no post-treatment downtime. Occasional side effects (scalp sensitivity or headaches)
Performed in an office setting — average treatment plan usually consists of 20 minute treatment sessions performed 5 days each week for 6 consecutive weeks
Covered by most major insurance; Medicaid & Medicare accepted in various locations (Call 855-940-4867 for more information)
Works via magnetic pulses that induce electrical currents, stimulating neurons to bring about therapeutic effect. TMS for MDD targets the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. TMS for OCD delivers bilateral stimulation to the medial prefrontal cortex and cingulate cortex.
- History of seizures
- Implanted medical devices like a pacemaker
- Non-removable metallic implants above the neckline
* StarD Study; Rush et al., Am. J Psychiatry 2006, PMID 17074942
** A Multisite, Naturalistic, Observational Study of TMS; Dunner et al., J Clin Psychiatry 2014, PMID 25271871
*** 12-mo follow-up measured via IRS-SR scale with a cohort of 120 patients
TMS is FDA-indicated for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) after one medication trial of adequate dose and duration. We recommend presenting MDD patients for TMS consultation after they've tried 2 medications, as well as evidence-based therapy, in order to meet typical insurance criteria.
NEI CME credit
Presenter: Steven Harvey, MD, Regional Medical Director - St. Louis, MO
Date & Time: November 13th at 12pm CST / 1pm EST (one hour)
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