Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for depression. Acacia Mental Health provides effective TMS to many patients in Santa Clara County. TMS is medication-free and uses magnetic fields to stimulate the areas of the brain that control mood. This alternative depression treatment is often used for patients who have had poor results or negative side effects with antidepressants.
Studies have shown that TMS therapy has benefited many patients with long-lasting effects after treatments are completed. For best results, Santa Clara County TMS involves 10 minute weekday sessions for two months.
Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) is a form of TMS that imitates the rhythms of natural brain activity. Theta Bursts are short bursts of pulses at higher frequencies than traditional TMS and requires less time during treatment sessions. TBS was first used in 2005, and has proven to be just as safe and effective as traditional TMS.