Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment for depression. TMS uses magnetic stimulation directly to the areas of the brain that control mood. Acacia Mental Health provides effective TMS near San Francisco. TMS is medication-free and is a great alternative depression treatment for patients who have had poor results or cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressants.
Clinical studies have shown TMS to be very beneficial with long-lasting improvements for many patients after treatment is completed. San Francisco TMS is composed of 10 minute weekday sessions for two months for best results.
Another advantageous form of TMS is Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) used for treating major depressive disorder. TBS treatment was first used in 2005 and has shown to be safe and effective for patients. Our TMS therapy near San Francisco involves magnetic pulses that simulate natural brain activity. Theta Bursts are short bursts of pulses that are at higher frequencies than traditional TMS, but require less time to administer.