Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared, alternative treatment for depression. Acacia Mental Health provides effective TMS to many patients near San Jose. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate the areas of the brain that control mood. This treatment is medication-free and is a great option for patients who have had poor results or cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressants.
Clinical research has proven TMS therapy to be very beneficial and many patients have shown long-lasting improvements after treatment is completed. San Jose TMS involves approximately 10 minute weekday sessions for two months for best results.
Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) is a form of TMS and is used for treating major depressive disorder. Our TMS therapy near San Jose involves stimulation of pulses that closely mimics the rhythms of natural brain activity. Theta Bursts are short bursts of pulses that are at higher frequencies than traditional TMS. TBS treatment was first used in 2005, and has shown to be just as safe and effective as traditional TMS.