While therapy and medication can be life–changing for many people who have depression, there may be times when other interventions are needed for someone to find healing. Conway Behavioral Health offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for adults whose lives have been disrupted by depression.
What Is TMS?
At Conway Behavioral Health, we use many different therapies and approaches to meet the diverse needs of our patients. One of those methods is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an approach we offer for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with depression.
TMS involves using brief magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain that are thought to play a role in mood regulation. These pulses are the same type and strength as those generated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, so the procedure is completely noninvasive and painless.
This procedure does not require anesthesia and is typically done by placing an electromagnetic coil against the scalp near the forehead. Most people who undergo this procedure at our hospital in Conway, Arkansas, tolerate it well and experience few minor side effects, such as a mild headache or scalp irritation, which usually go away after three or four sessions.
Our TMS Program
We provide TMS services on an outpatient basis at our campus in Conway, Arkansas. Like with all programming at Conway Behavioral Health, we personalize the care we offer through our TMS program.
This starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, presenting symptoms, and goals for treatment. Based on this information, our expert team will create a care plan that is tailor-made just for you. You can expect to take part in about 36 TMS sessions. However, your care team will evaluate your progress along the way to determine how many sessions best meet your needs.
If you take prescription medication as part of your treatment for depression, you will also meet with a psychiatrist as needed to discuss your medication needs, and our team of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) will monitor your medication.
The intake department at Conway Behavioral Health is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can reach out to us whenever you are ready to start your healing journey.
Our admissions process starts with an assessment by our intake staff to determine whether our TMS program is appropriate for your needs. One of our intake staff members will ask you questions about your medical history, current symptoms, and goals for seeking treatment with us. They will then pass that information along to one of our medical doctors for review.
We believe that you deserve the very best care, whether that’s at our hospital in Conway, Arkansas, or somewhere else. If you have been approved for admission, our admissions team will walk you through the rest of the admissions process.
Living with depression can feel dark and hopeless, but with the support of the professionals at Conway Behavioral Health, you can find hope again.