Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Major depression is a debilitating brain disorder that affects one in ten adults. It is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain that result in a persistent state of sadness and loss of interest in or pleasure from normal activities. Individuals that have tried medications and psychotherapy to relieve their symptoms, with little or no success, often give up hope. The innovation of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can improve symptoms and give hope to those struggling to live their lives.

TMS is offered as an innovative treatment that delivers positive results to patients coping with treatment resistant depression. TMS is a non-systemic and non-invasive treatment for depression that received the Prestigious Popular Science Award “Best of What’s New” in 2009.

What sets UC Health apart from other TMS provider?

  • Nationally recognized expertise in the treatment of mood disorders, including depression.
  • Our providers are faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with years of experience treating mental illness using evidence based research and clinical trials.
  • Involvement with the National Network of Depression Centers and National Members of Society allows us to stay abreast of and analyze new literature on advancements and new uses of TMS.

For more information on how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) works and if it is right for you, visit American Psychiatric Association.

Financial Obligations

  • Most insurance covers TMS treatment once an evaluation is completed.
  • Patients are responsible for office co-pay or option to pay out-of-pocket.

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“It propelled me into a better state (of mind) and was really a catalyst for me, so I can’t say enough about it. It cleared this path for me to deal with and feel emotions for the first time in years…I wish it was more of an option known to people who like me, who are treatment resistant.”

— TMS Therapy Patient

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