Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and efficient treatment for depression. TMS uses magnetic energy to stimulate the regions of the brain that control mood. Acacia Mental Health is a leading provider of TMS for patients in the Bay Area. TMS is an FDA cleared alternative treatment for depression. This treatment is medication-free and is an excellent option for patients who have received poor results or have had negative side effects with antidepressants.
Research has proven TMS therapy to be very effective, with long-lasting improvements for many patients after treatment is completed. Bay Area TMS is comprised of 10 minute weekday sessions for two months for best results.
Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) another form of TMS that is used for treating major depressive disorder. Our Bay Area TMS involves pulses that closely replicate patterns of natural brain activity. Theta Bursts are short pulses that are higher frequencies than traditional TMS and requires much less time to administer. First used in 2005, TBS has been shown to be just as safe and beneficial as traditional TMS.