The Delray Center for Healing offers transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy (TMS) as part of our suite of state-of-the-art mental health treatments. Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy is a breakthrough technology that treats mental health conditions that do not respond to conventional psychiatric treatments, such as medication or talk therapy. TMS is a safe, painless, and noninvasive outpatient treatment that stimulates healthy brain activity and reduces the long-term symptoms of many mental health disorders.
What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a safe outpatient treatment that uses repetitive magnetic pulses to stimulate neural activity in specific parts of the brain adversely affected by mental health problems such as major depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). All TMS treatments begin with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by a certified TMS psychiatrist at the Delray Center. If an individual is a candidate for this therapy, an initial brain mapping is done to determine the specific part of the brain to be targeted by the therapy. TMS sessions are short, painless treatments that can be done on a completely outpatient basis, without the need for inpatient hospitalization. During a session, patients receive a series of rapid magnetic pulses that penetrate deep into the brain. These magnetic pulses stimulate activity in the neural axons, improving brain functions such as mood control, and help the brain to return to a normal, healthy level of functionality.
The Delray Center is a proud provider of Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) technology. Deep TMS is the latest form of transcranial magnetic stimulation, and is more effective than earlier versions of the technology. The magnetic pulses in dTMS stimulate a larger portion of the brain, as well as penetrate deeper into the brain, enhancing the overall effect and improving long-term successful outcomes.
Uses for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy:
Treatment-Resistant Major Depression: Close to half of individuals diagnosed with clinical depression will be labeled as “non-responsive” at some point during their lives. Individuals with non-responsive or treatment-resistant depression do not improve with antidepressants or talk-therapy alone. Prior to the invention of dTMS, treatment options for severe depression were limited to aggressive therapies like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). TMS is safer alternative to ECT, with less side-effects and higher successful outcomes.
Treatment-Resistant OCD: Brainsway deep TMS is the only magnetic therapy cleared by the FDA to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). As with major depression, OCD treatment using transcranial stimulation technology consist of a series of short sessions that stimulate neural activity in the prefrontal cortex. Treatment is done on an outpatient basis, without the need for hospitalization. Brainsway OCD boasts high success-rates with few to no side effects.
Smoking Cessation: The Delray Center for Healing is the first provider in Florida to offer smoking cessation & nicotine dependency treatment using the Brainsway H4 deep TMS coil. The H4 coil was designed specifically for the treatment of nicotine dependency. It works by stimulating the neuronal pathways that control motivation, reward, and pleasure related to addictive behaviors such as smoking. In as little as 18 sessions, patients are able to quit smoking entirely, even if they are highly addicted or are heavy smokers.
If you have been struggling with a mood disorder like depression or OCD, and medications are not working, you may be a candidate for transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Treatment begins by scheduling an assessment with a psychiatrist to determine if TMS therapy is right for you. The Delray Center for Brain Science, our TMS and neurofeedback clinic and part of the Delray Center family of mental health centers, offers treatment throughout the week to fit your everyday lives. Contact us today to schedule an assessment.
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The Delray Center For Healing offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as one of the most comprehensive outpatient depression treatment programs in the country.
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Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day. Dr. Rodriguez founded the Delray Center in 2003 and built it on a foundation of core clinical, professional, and ethical principles that are adhered to still to this day.