Brainsway Deep TMS (deep transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy is used to treat patients aged 22-68 who have major depression and are resistant to, or have failed with, the use of antidepressant medication. Depression is one of the most acute, widespread illnesses of the 21st century, affecting nearly 15 million American adults annually. One out of five people will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Call one of our four locations today or fill out the form below to schedule a confidential consultation appointment with a Brainsway Specialist at Highland Springs.
Brainsway is a non-invasive treatment which stimulates the brain region that is responsible for depression, increasing serotonin levels to bring significant improvements in a short time. The procedure is done by directing magnetic energy to the area of the brain that sits just above the left eye, which will activate the depressed brain cells. Brainsway treatment is an outpatient procedure which does not require hospitalization or anesthesia, and does not cause memory loss or other long term side effects. Patients can drive home after treatment and follow a normal daily routine.
The Brainsway treatment consists of daily thirty-minute sessions, Monday through Friday, for twenty sessions over the course of four weeks. Within the first 6-7 treatments, most patients score significantly lower on the Beck Depression Scale and report feeling much better. They also tend to look much better with an improved posture and energy. At Highland Springs, specialists make treatment as convenient as possible for patients so there are no driving or work restrictions that prevent them from receiving Brainsway Deep TMS therapy.
Traditional treatments include antidepressants and therapy, however these often fail to bring relief and can cause serious side effects. Medications may only work for a brief period and patients often find themselves in a cycle of trying different medications every 90 days hoping to get even minimal effects. Side effects of antidepressant medication include weight gain, sexual dysfunction, insomnia and nausea.
Many people are medication resistant and experience no relief at all. If their condition persists or worsens, they may be referred for ECT treatment which includes hospitalization and use of anesthetics. Side effects of this treatment can be serious including memory loss, seizures, confusion, adverse responses to anesthetics, and cognitive dysfunction.
Hence, the value of an effective new procedure called Brainsway that is only offered in Utah at Highland Springs. Brainsway Deep TMS is a unique new technology that provides a safe, non-invasive and highly effective treatment for depression. This depression treatment is supported by over twenty research articles in peer-reviewed journals around the world.