FAQ: All Your Questions Answered About BrainsWay Deep TMS

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Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS™), is a noninvasive treatment process that directly stimulates brain structures associated with mental health conditions. This is done utilizing electromagnetic fields generated by our patented H-coil to safely reach deeper brain structures and influence their neural activity.

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Deep TMS is a noninvasive treatment course proven to offer symptom relief for various mental health conditions. Eligibility for Deep TMS treatment is determined by a person’s insurance provider. As Deep TMS is safe to combine with other forms of therapy, many insurance providers consider those currently undergoing medical treatment or psychotherapy, as well as treatment-resistant clients, to be eligible for Deep TMS treatment.

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Numerous clinical studies in reputable peer-reviewed journals have found that BrainsWay’s Deep TMS therapy is successful in alleviating symptoms of mental health conditions and offering patients relief.

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BrainsWay Deep TMS has been tested in over 60 clinical studies, for various clinical indications, in leading institutions worldwide. The FDA has cleared BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy for treatment-resistant depression and it is currently available in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia.

Deep TMS is also indicated by the FDA as an intended adjunct treatment for adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) FDA De Novo, and for the treatment of short-term smoking cessation in adults, 510(k).

Deep TMS treatment is a noninvasive procedure that has been demonstrated in clinical trials and actual practice usage to be well-tolerated. You should consult your doctor to see whether Deep TMS is right for you based on your own personal medical history.

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BrainsWay’s Deep TMS therapy is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation for the treatment of MDD, OCD, and Smoking Addiction that does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes.

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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or Deep TMS, uses magnetic fields to regulate brain structures associated with mood disorders. During the treatment process, patients normally hear a tapping sound and feel some pressure over the treatment site, though these usually go away after several sessions. Deep TMS therapy side effects usually do not cause any persistent discomfort.

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BrainsWay Deep TMS treatment has been proven safe and effective, and has no known systemic side effects. The most common side effect is temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the treatment session. This typically occurs only during the first week of TMS treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain.

BrainsWay’s Deep TMS treatment is normally spread out over four-to-six weeks. During this time, patients come in for sessions five times per week and each of these sessions last about 20 minutes. Depending on the mental health condition being treated, there may be additional maintenance sessions after the initial course of treatment.

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Deep TMS treatment utilizes BrainsWay’s patented H-Coil technology to regulate brain activity and improve patients’ mental health and well-being. During the procedure, a helmet holding the H-coil is fitted over the patient’s head before sending magnetic pulses to targeted areas of the brain. Deep TMS is a noninvasive procedure where patients can catch up on their reading or social media during sessions. Patients will experience a light tapping sensation on their scalp during the treatment. Each session takes about 20 minutes, after which patients can drive themselves and go about their daily routine.

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Typically, patients hear a tapping sound and feel a tapping sensation in the head area during BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy session. To diminish the sound, the patient is provided with earplugs.

Some patients experience temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the treatment session. This typically occurs only during the first week BrainsWay Deep TMS treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain.

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Deep TMS treatment is safe to combine with any sort of medication or psychotherapy. Deep TMS is both noninvasive and found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, in combination with other forms of therapy or as a standalone treatment.

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In an effort to meet the increasing demand for Deep TMS therapy, BrainsWay has been working to ensure the treatment’s availability in a growing number of local outpatient clinics, mental health treatment centers, and academic hospitals. A detailed list and a location-based search option are available on our website.

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Deep TMS coverage depends on the treatment type, geographical location, and insurance plan. In the United States, BrainsWay’s Deep TMS therapy is covered by Medicare and nearly all major private insurers to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). BrainsWay is actively seeking coverage for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) treatment and smoking cessation, which, like MDD, are FDA-cleared.

Outside of the United States, the cost to patients for TMS treatment is variable, depending on the specific country and health coverage structure. Speak to your mental health provider or health insurer to better understand the costs that you would incur.

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The cost of Deep TMS treatment varies by clinical indication, country/state, and insurance plan. When covered by insurance,  patients typically pay the copay or deductible associated with their plan per treatment. If treatment is not covered by your insurance, talk to your provider about costs and payment plan options.

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While most psychiatric patients are aware of psychotherapy and medications, they may not be as familiar with TMS Psychiatry for the treatment of MDD & OCD.

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BrainsWay Deep TMS has been cleared by the CE for a variety of disorders:

Alzheimer’s disease
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic pain
Major Depressive Disorder
Parkinson’s disease
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Schizophrenia (negative symptoms)
Smoking cessation
Multiple Sclerosis
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

BrainsWay Deep TMS is cleared by the FDA for treatment resistant depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

While ECT entails electrically induced seizures, BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy stimulates brain regions using brief magnetic pulses at an amplitude similar to that used in MRI systems. ECT requires anesthesia and may entail severe side effects, including memory loss, while BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy does not involve anesthesia, has no effects on memory, and is generally well-tolerated.