If you have depression and medicine and psychotherapy aren't helping, you may want to consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
TMS is a treatment for people experiencing major depression to help the brain regulate mood.
During each session, brief magnetic pulses stimulate underactive areas of the brain.
Clinical studies showed that one in two patients who had TMS had significant improvement in depression symptoms, and one in three were symptom free. It is considered a safe treatment.
TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) is an outpatient service that lasts about 45 minutes per session. It is administered five days a week for up to six weeks.
Prior to the treatment, you will be scheduled for a consultation with a mental health care provider to determine whether TMS is right for you.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Allina Health Patient Education, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) For Depression, mh-ah-17358
Dylan Airhart, mental health associate, adult psychiatry, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Call 612-863-6809 to learn more or to make an appointment.
TMS is delivered in the Radiology Department's outpatient clinic off of the lobby of the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute building.
800 E 28th St
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