We keep up with the latest research on TMS findings, led by a literature-competent, TMS-experienced psychiatrist. This allows us to offer you the most advanced treatment protocols, customized to your needs. Depending on the condition being treated, we may use one or a combination of the following protocols:
Standard treatment protocol approved by FDA, requiring sessions 5 times per week, for 6-8 weeks, targeting stimulation over left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
Theta burst stimulation delivers magnetic pulses to the brain in patterned clusters. It is often thought of as an ‘express’ treatment as it takes only 3 minutes to complete.
Sometimes enhancement or stabilization is required in treatment. We develop custom protocols to fit unique situations, not easily categorized.
Accelerated protocols involve multiple sessions per day, ranging from 2-4 sessions with a minimum of 50 minutes rest in between, thus allowing for greater appointment and treatment flexibility.
Click the images below to learn more about the various conditions TMS can help with.
What’s most effective?
This depends on the person and the condition being treated. For Depression, current guidelines recommend once daily sessions on 36 separate days. However, there is evidence that shows benefit from accelerated protocols that involve multiple sessions per day. Learn more below and on our TMS Research Page.
Efficacy of twice daily vs once-daily sessions: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5775741/
Here is a study from Stanford looking at an accelerated protocol that occurs over only 5 days with multiple sessions per day: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/581280v1.full