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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

DEPRESSION treatment

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

A Promising New Hope For Treatment Resistant Depression

A Promising New Hope For Treatment Resistant Depression

Elkridge, Maryland

Mt. Airy, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland

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TMS Therapy

For Treatment Resistant Depression

TMS THERAPY

For Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or TMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation. A specialized cap is placed over the patients head that sends out magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. The nerve cells that are connected to mood and depression are stimulated, effecting the brain’s neurotransmitter levels. TMS therapy is an intensive approach which has shown to stimulate regions of the brain that have decreased activity. The treatment requires several sessions over a designated amount of time, with symptom relief appearing early on.  

Patients can utilize TMS as a treatment by itself or in conjunction with their medication and talk therapy. Each person is different, and the nature of their severe depression can vary. But TMS makes long-term remission possible. TMS is a non-drug treatment that helps provide relief from severe depression without the side effects associated with antidepressants.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or TMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation. A specialized cap is placed over the patient’s head that sends out magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. The nerve cells that are connected to mood and depression are stimulated, effecting the brain’s neurotransmitter levels. TMS therapy is an intensive approach which has shown to activated regions of the brain that have decreased activity. The treatment requires several sessions over a period, with relief being provided after a few. 

Patients can utilize TMS as a treatment by itself or in conjunction with their medication and talk therapy. Each person is different, and the nature of their severe depression can vary. But TMS makes long-term remission possible. TMS is a a non-drug treatment that helps prevent relief from severe depression without the side effects associated with 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work and what should I expect?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or TMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation. A specialized cap is placed over the patients head that sends out magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. The nerve cells that are connected to mood and depression are stimulated, effecting the brain’s neurotransmitter levels. TMS therapy is an intensive approach which has shown to stimulate regions of the brain that have decreased activity. The treatment requires several sessions over a designated amount of time, with symptom relief appearing early on.

Patients can utilize TMS as a treatment by itself or in conjunction with their medication and talk therapy. Each person is different, and the nature of their severe depression can vary. But TMS makes long-term remission possible. TMS is a non-drug treatment that helps provide relief from severe depression without the side effects associated with antidepressants.

What to expect

Each patient who is suffering from severe and debilitating depression will have the opportunity to have a consult with our therapy team at Gemini Health to determine if TMS is the right option for you. You and our therapist will establish an individualized treatment plan for your specific depression needs. We help determine which magnet strength is most appropriate to better treat your depression and symptoms. The appropriate nerves cells are targeted, initiating the depression relief. Many patients experience a mild tapping on their scalp from the magnetic impulses, but the sensation is not a painful one.   

If you think this may be the right option for you, or if you have any questions, please give Gemini Health a call (301) 363-1063 to schedule a consult for TMS.

Is TMS FDA approved?

Yes! TMS is currently FDA approved to treat major depression. 

Is TMS the same thing as ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy)?

No. Electroconvulsive therapy is done under general anesthesia while TMS does not require any anesthesia at all. TMS provides mild stimulation while ECT has electric currents pass through the brain to intentionally trigger a brief seizure.

What are the side-effects of TMS?

Like any other treatment, TMS does have a few side-effects. The most common is a mild headache that can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. Patients who are predisposed for seizures or epilepsy may be more at risk to experience these episodes.

What do I do during a TMS session?

While sitting during your session, you can read, listen to music, or watch tv.

Is TMS Right for me?

TMS Right for me?

Depression is one of the most diagnosed conditions, affecting millions globally. It is common for many to experience some form of depression or a depressive episode once, or a few times in their lives. But if they are experiencing chronic, and long-lasting depression symptoms, they may be suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability across the world. Many people diagnosed with depression and/or MDD approach treating their illness with talk therapy and medication. They schedule regular sessions with their therapists and take a daily regimen of medication (like anti-depressants) to manage their symptoms. 

These standard approaches usually work for mild and moderate depression. But for those who experience more severe symptoms, their depression may become resistant to traditional treatments. Therapy does not seem to help, and their medications are no longer effective. For many, the newer treatment method of TMS becomes the only option that seems to help. 

If you think this may be the right option for you, or if you have any questions, please give Gemini Health a call (301) 363-1063 to schedule a consult for TMS.


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  • We offer primary care and pain management
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  • All patients have access to Psychiatrist
  • There is no waitlist to join our groups  
  • We accept most insurances (medicaid)
  • Consultations are discreet & confidential
  • Nationally Accredited with COA & CARF
  • We offer in-person (socially distanced)  
  • We also offer tele-health 

TMS Therapy

What to Expect

How It Works

Each patient who is suffering from severe and debilitating depression will have the opportunity to have a consult with our therapy team at Gemini Health to determine if TMS is the right option for you. You and our therapist will establish an individualized treatment plan for your specific depression needs. We help determine the strength of the magnet to identify how to provide you the most effective treatment directly to the brain’s nerve cells. Many patients experience a mild tapping on their scalp from the magnetic impulses, but the sensation is not a painful one. 

The first step is to contact us and schedule a consultation. All consultations can be setup within a week. Each consultation is a one hour session with one of our professional therapists. During the consultation, a person-centered plan will be establish with your goals in mind. After the consultation, individual and group therapy services will begin. 

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Reach out to us by phone, email, or submit a consult form below.

Consultation

A one-on-one session with our professional therapists to establish your care plan.

Care Begins!

Care Begins!

Schedule individual sessions or join our therapy groups (socially distanced or tele-health).

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Consultation

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Start coming to group or individual sessions either in in-person (socially distanced) or tele-health.

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1704 Back Acre Circle 

Mount Airy, MD 21771

Elkridge

6816 Deerpath Rd,

Elkridge, MD 21075

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7200 Bank Ct,

Frederick, MD 21703

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