Using TMS for Depression

Using TMS for Depression

TMS for the treatment of depression is an effective alternative to conventional talk and drug therapies. TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, involves the application of brief electrical stimulations to the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that affects mood. This FDA-approved method for treating major depression has been shown to be effective, especially for those people who are unable to benefit from traditional therapies. Calabasas Behavioral Health is a leader in using TMS for depression, allowing patients in the Thousand Oaks, Hidden Hills, and Westlake areas to take advantage of this option in healthcare.

TMS treatment for depression is now included in increasing numbers of insurance plans.

Benefits of Using TMS for Depression

One of the major benefits of using TMS for depression is the comfort level of this treatment. There is no surgery, no drugs, nothing invasive to the body or introduced into the bloodstream. The patient sits comfortably and is alert and awake throughout the procedure. A magnetic coil is placed on the left side of the head and short, painless stimulations are delivered to the area of the brain that is involved with emotion, particularly mood.

This option of using TMS for depression treatment is attractive to those who do not benefit from drug or talk therapy, are sensitive to drug therapies, or just need an addition to other therapies.

Why Visit Us for TMS Treatment of Depression?

Our team of physicians, let by Dr. Mindy Werner-Crohn are leaders in treating depression and anxiety disorders.  We specialize in TMS treatments, and also offer complete counseling and psychiatric care services.

Calabasas Behavioral Health provides a convenient location for TMS for depression for patients in and near Newbury Park, Moorpark, Winnetka, Oxnard, and other local area Southern California communities.

Call our office at 818-921-4300 today to find out about using TMS for depression or to schedule an appointment. You can also use our online contact form to reach us.