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Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), 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 dTMS treatment is determined by a person’s insurance provider. As dTMS 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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I have a patient who tried several antidepressants and had poor results – what are the chances of improvement using BrainsWay Deep TMS Therapy?

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BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy has been tested in over 60 clinical studies, for various clinical indications, in leading institutions worldwide.

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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 dTMS 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 and OCD that does not require surgery or implantation of electrodes.

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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or dTMS, 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. dTMS therapy side effects usually do not cause any persistent discomfort.

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BrainsWay Deep TMS treatment has been proven safe, effective, and has no known systemic side effects.

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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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dTMS 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. dTMS 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 on the head during BrainsWay Deep TMS therapy session. To diminish the sound, the patient is provided with earplugs […]

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Deep TMS treatment is safe to combine with any sort of medication or psychotherapy. dTMS 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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dTMS coverage depends on the treatment type, geographical location, and insurance plan. In the United States, BrainsWay’s dTMS 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, as well.

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 BrainsWay’s transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS therapy, varies depending on the condition being targeted, the recommended number of sessions, and the insurance plan you belong to.

Contact your local TMS operator and insurance provider to understand what treatment is right for you and what percentage of it is covered by your insurance plan.

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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.

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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.

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