TMS therapy was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients suffering from depression who have not gain benefits from antidepressant treatment. TMS stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.”
TMS Therapy is performed in our office in Huntington, NY and is under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Carlsen. At North Shore TMS we offer the latest in TMS technology. TMS therapy is:
- Non-invasive, meaning that it does not involve surgery. It does not require any anesthesia or sedation, as the patient remains awake and alert during the treatment
- Non-systemic, meaning that it is not taken by mouth and does not circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.
The typical initial treatment course consists of 5 treatments per week over a 4-6 week period, for an average of 30 to 36 total treatments. Each treatment session lasts approximately 20 minutes.
TMS+YOU is an online community and national patient advocacy site for TMS Therapy. Those considering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation can connect with patients who have had the treatment to answer questions, share insights, and get the latest information.