Brainsway DTMS is an FDA approved breakthrough treatment offered at Highland Springs Speciality Clinics across Utah.
Brainsway DTMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the brain region responsible for depression, increasing serotonin levels to bring significant improvements of symptoms in a short time. Brainsway 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. Highland Springs is assisting these individuals affected by depression through the use of Deep TMS therapy in Utah clinics.
The procedure is done by directing magnetic energy to the area of the brain that sits just above the left eye, which then activates the brain cells affected by depression. 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. The procedure is so simple that patients can drive themselves home after treatment and follow a normal daily routine.
Brainsway consists of daily 30 minute sessions which are scheduled Monday through Friday. The complete treatment requires twenty sessions, and they are performed over the course of four weeks. Within the first 6-7 treatments, most patients score significantly lower on the Beck Depression Inventory Scale and report feeling better than before. Speak with a specialist today for further information and to see if Brainsway is the right treatment for you!
According to the American Psychological Association, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a self-report rating inventory with 21 items. This measures characteristic symptoms and attitudes of depression. Since it is distributed when a patient first begins depression treatment, the Beck Depression Inventory is a helpful way to check how far the patient has come. The BDI is a useful tool for healthcare professionals to assess and evaluate patient needs and progress. While it only takes about five minutes, the BDI is a great starting point, as well as an effective tool for tracking progress throughout Brainsway treatments.
As the treatment progresses, patients tend to look better both physically and emotionally with an improved posture and energy. Our specialists at Highland Springs aim to make the treatment as convenient as possible for patients, so they can focus on healing. With no driving or work restrictions throughout treatment, patients can expect to be able to concentrate simply on receiving Brainsway Deep TMS therapy.
Traditional treatments include antidepressants and therapy, which can 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 in an attempt to get even minimal effects. Side effects of antidepressant medication include weight gain, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, and nausea.
Overall, patients report improvements both physically and emotionally, and prefer DTMS treatment over traditional options.
A non-invasive alternative when other treatments have not worked, Brainsway DTMS is successful in treating depression symptoms such as:
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. While Brainsway DTMS can be helpful to some, it’s important to know that it may not be for everyone. At Highland Springs, we’re happy to consult with you and determine if you qualify for Deep TMS therapy in our Utah clinics.
Offered only at Highland Springs in Utah, Brainsway Deep TMS is a highly effective and non-invasive treatment method for people suffering from long-standing depression. This depression treatment is supported by over twenty research articles in peer-reviewed journals around the world. Schedule a confidential consultation with a Brainsway DTMS specialist for more information!