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A new hope in treating depression

For those facing the challenges associated with depression, daily life can feel hopeless. This is especially true for those individuals who have tried other treatments including antidepressant medication and/or psychotherapy with no relief of symptoms. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) may be right for you. This treatment approach to achieving remission is bringing new hope to people every day.
Integrative NeuroLife Center (INC) offers TMS treatment to individuals, ages 18 to 65, suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Our Nashville center provides outpatient TMS treatment for both local clients and those individuals currently receiving care within the Integrative Life Center treatment continuum.
INC services include:

•   Free Consultation and Assessment
•   Psychiatric Evaluation
•   TMS treatment

Treatment includes five sessions per week for 6-7 weeks. Each TMS treatment consists of evaluation and monitoring of progress with symptoms, followed by an 18-minute session.
Our team will be with you through every step of the TMS treatment process.

What is TMS

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a non-invasive non-pharmacological treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. TMS uses magnetic pulses delivered to the left prefrontal lobe of the brain, creating intracerebral currents for the purpose of neuromodulation. Neuromodulation retrains the brain to return to the wholeness and stability of mood which existed prior to the onset of depressive symptoms.

The leading scientific theory of depression is that it is caused by an imbalance of the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. The magnetic pulses delivered in TMS therapy stimulate these neurotransmitters, bringing the brain back into balance.

You will be able to leave the office immediately following a TMS session and resume your normal daily activities. Most clients report no side effects.

How NeuroStar® TMS Therapy Works

Here’s what you can expect from a NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:
Before Treatment
You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair. A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head.
During Treatment
NeuroStar® delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain. You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head.
After Treatment
NeuroStar® Advanced Therapy: Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes.
You can resume normal activities immediately.
Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions.
In-office treatment with NeuroStar® TMS Therapy typically takes 18 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 6-7 weeks.*

Testimonials

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FAQ Section

Does it hurt?
No, it does not hurt.
How do I qualify?
We treat patients with a current diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, moderate to severe, without psychotic features.
Can you treat bipolar?
We can determine the appropriateness for treatment via a free consultation appointment. Please Call 615.622.2794 to schedule a free consultation.
Are they any side effects?
There are no side effects to this treatment. You can drive yourself to the clinic and drive yourself home immediately afterwards with no changes necessary to your habits or routines.
Can I also do Ketamine therapy?
Yes, in fact, studies have shown that Ketamine treatment immediately prior to TMS can increase the benefits of the treatment.
Are there any disqualifiers?
Yes. History of seizure disorder, non-removable metal in or near the head, and psychosis are all contraindicated.
Is TMS the same as ECT?
No. TMS is non-invasive treatment with little-to-no side effects.
Is TMS like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?

No. TMS techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. These alternative therapies are not capable of activating brain cells.

Will my insurance pay for TMS Treatment?

Call us to find out what insurance we work with both in network and out of network.