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Clarity TMS Chicago: Your Path to Mental Wellness
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a secure, non-invasive, and medication-free therapy. It employs magnetic waves, akin to those used in MRI, to activate specific regions of the brain associated with mood and emotions.
Experience Transformation with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Chicago. At Clarity TMS Chicago, we are the trusted providers of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy in the heart of Chicago, offering hope and healing to those seeking relief from depression and other mood disorders.
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- Is your depression causing physical illness?
- Does the idea of taking medication make you feel unwell?
- Are the adverse effects worsening your condition?
- Are you ready to explore another option?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a promising and innovative treatment that can deliver notable outcomes within a span of four to six weeks.
Without Adding Medication
Clarity TMS is at the forefront of a revolution in Mental Healthcare offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment for depression and various mental health conditions. This non-invasive therapy utilizes precise magnetic fields to stimulate specific regions of the brain responsible for mood regulation. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) provides a rapid path to alleviate and heal Depressive and Anxiety disorders, boasting impressive rates of success in both the short and long run.
Is Depression Robbing You of Happiness?
- Have you lost your interest in the world around you, including the things you used to love?
- Do you constantly feel tired and lack the energy or motivation to do anything?
- Are you always exhausted, either sleeping too much or struggling to sleep?
This lack of hope or positivity for the future can be a heavy burden in depression. Sadness and a low mood dominate, and it feels like a dark cloud is blocking any inspiration in your daily activities. While some people respond well to medication, more than one-third of patients seeking help find that antidepressants don’t work for them or come with intolerable side effects, worsening their feelings of despair and indifference. Thankfully, there is an effective solution available through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Are Antidepressants Worsening Your Feelings?
Approximately 33% of individuals seeking treatment for depression do not experience positive results from medication and often have to experiment with various medications before finding the right dosage or accepting that they are resistant to treatment.
Many individuals will grapple with challenging side effects as a trade-off to alleviate their symptoms, including:
- Increased body weight
- Impaired sexual function
- Emotional desensitization
- Persistent fatigue
- Additional medications to mitigate these side effects
What is the Alternative?
At Clarity TMS Chicago, we make use of the most up-to-date technology in neuromodulation treatment. Our main focus is on perfecting the TMS procedure and delivering the best possible treatment outcome. Our team is committed to constantly improving our processes and taking into account patient feedback, ensuring that we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
TMS is a therapy that is both safe and non-invasive, without the need for drugs. It works by using magnetic waves to stimulate specific areas of the brain that are responsible for emotions and mood.
Through electromagnetic pulsing, TMS effectively communicates with the brain in its own electrical ‘language’, gradually guiding it back to a more normal level of activity. This therapy strengthens and reinforces the brain circuits associated with positive mood and mental well-being.
Your Clinic – Clarity TMS Chicago
Clarity TMS Chicago strongly believes that TMS is a treatment approach that is not being fully utilized, and we are dedicated to raising awareness about TMS in the Chicago community. TMS is a safe and non-invasive method that does not have the common side effects associated with common medications. At Clarity TMS Chicago, our goal is to provide compassionate and respectful treatment to every individual, to reduce mental illness and enhance the mental well-being of our community. Throughout the treatment process, we promote positive wellness practices, assist in making lifestyle adjustments, and integrate TMS therapy into a patient’s overall mental and physical health treatment plan.
Clarity TMS Chicago serves the Chicago area and is currently in-network with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, and Medicare. At Clarity TMS Chicago, we provide free phone consultations to address inquiries and determine whether TMS therapy is suitable for our patients. Our team promptly handles all benefit and eligibility verifications, as well as promptly submitting prior authorizations, to optimize insurance coverage and provide clarity on treatment costs. We also offer competitive rates for self-pay individuals seeking care beyond insurance coverage. We work closely with other healthcare providers to ensure that TMS is the appropriate choice for the patient and is integrated with other treatments and care professionals.
Conditions We Treat with TMS in Chicago
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): If you’re battling ongoing depression, TMS at Clarity TMS Chicago could be your path to recovery.
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD): TMS has shown promise in reducing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Why Choose Clarity TMS Chicago?
- Expert Care: Our team of dedicated professionals specializes in TMS therapy, ensuring you receive expert care.
- Proven Results: TMS has demonstrated significant success in alleviating depression symptoms and promoting mental well-being.
- Personalized Approach: Your treatment plan is tailored to your unique needs and goals, providing you with the best chance for success.
How TMS Works
- Targeted Stimulation: TMS precisely targets the prefrontal cortex, the area associated with mood regulation.
- Comfort and Safety: TMS is a generally painless and safe procedure with no need for anesthesia and minimal downtime.
- Medication-Free: TMS offers an effective alternative for those looking to reduce or eliminate the use of medications.
How Does TMS Work?
Our thoughts, actions, and emotions are shaped by connections between different parts of our brain that communicate through chemical and electrical signals. Each thought, feeling, or behavior corresponds to specific pathways or routes that these signals travel along. The more frequently these pathways are used, the stronger they become, similar to how our muscles remember certain movements.
So, how does this relate to depression?
Through the use of functional brain imaging, studies have identified specific regions in the brain that tend to either underperform or overperform. With this knowledge, we can target these areas for treatment using TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation). By adjusting the type of TMS stimulation, we can either increase activity and functioning in underperforming regions or suppress overactivity in other areas.
How Does the Treatment Work?
In transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a magnetic coil is placed on a specific spot on the patient’s head and generates an electromagnetic field. This field supplies sufficient energy to stimulate the neurons on the outer layer of the brain, triggering them to activate, which is scientifically referred to as reaching an ‘action potential’.
In a chain reaction, these neurons then trigger other neurons to activate downstream from this point. This network of neurons extends deep into our brain, reaching the limbic system and then back. The limbic system, which is responsible for our emotions and mood, is closely connected to numerous other areas of the brain that work together in harmony. One particular area on the surface of the brain, known as the DLPFC (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex), has consistently shown reduced activity in individuals with depression. By focusing on this specific region, we can access the underlying brain circuits that regulate mood, anxiety, and other symptoms related to mental health. Certain regions within this particular neural circuit exhibit excessive activity, while others exhibit insufficient activity. However, these regions are interconnected and influenced by the preceding step in the sequence. By enhancing the activity of neurons in the DLPFC, we can rectify this faulty neural circuit and successfully reeducate the brain to experience and regulate emotions more efficiently. The phrase ‘neurons that fire together, wire together’ is widely known.
TMS technology utilizes this concept to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. However, this is only scratching the surface of what TMS can do. Ongoing research is revealing more effective protocols and specific areas to target for alleviating symptoms caused by dysfunctional brain circuits.
The Benefits of TMS
This is where TMS stands out as a form of treatment. By stimulating a specific pathway in the brain, a single instance of positivity, a positive emotion, or a positive thought can have a beneficial effect. However, it is important to note that this process takes time. During a TMS treatment session, which can last anywhere from three to nineteen minutes, the targeted pathway in the brain is repeatedly stimulated with thousands of pulses. This repetitive stimulation helps to amplify the response and retrain the brain to experience reduced levels of depression and anxiety.
A typical TMS program consists of roughly 36 sessions. Throughout the treatment, your brain is stimulated with approximately 100,000 pulses or ‘exercises’. Consider the scenario of practicing a golf swing, a tennis serve, or a piano melody 100,000 times… you would become quite skilled at it. Repeated practice leads to perfection. TMS facilitates this repetitive practice without any effort required from the patient. As your brain continues to engage in these positive pathways, it becomes increasingly proficient in generating positive thoughts and emotions.
- TMS is a non-surgical outpatient procedure.
- No need for anesthesia.
- No need to stay in the hospital.
- During the session, patients can listen to music, watch TV, or have a conversation with their TMS therapist.
- Patients can drive themselves to the clinic, receive the treatment, then drive back home and continue with their day. Their alertness is not affected at any point.
- TMS does not cause any systemic side effects and is generally well tolerated. Common side effects may include temporary mild scalp tenderness or headache at the beginning of treatment.
- TMS is highly effective, especially when compared to trying out additional medications.
- Although there is an initial cost and time commitment for TMS, studies have shown that it leads to improved outcomes and cost savings in the long run compared to trialing more medications.
Side Effects of TMS
The response rate of TMS is significantly higher than 50%, specifically for patients who have treatment-resistant depression. Numerous TMS clinics consistently report a response rate of 60-70% or even higher. Almost half of all patients seeking treatment experience complete remission of depressive symptoms. This presents a much greater likelihood of success compared to trying your third or fourth medication. Furthermore, TMS treatment does not carry the risk of systemic side effects. In terms of long-term response rates and the probability of ongoing relief from depression, TMS outperforms medications even after one year of treatment.
TMS has been researched and utilized in the treatment of various mental health disorders, including Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Depression, and Postpartum Depression. There is undoubtedly a promising future ahead in the field of mental health care. Clarity TMS Chicago is thrilled to be involved in this upcoming era and encourages you to contemplate TMS therapy if you are experiencing persistent mental health symptoms that are unresponsive to treatment. Reach out to us today for a free phone consultation.
Your Journey to Clarity Starts Here
- Consultation: Initiate your journey with a free phone consultation with our Chicago clinic. Our TMS experts will evaluate your condition and determine if TMS is right for you.
- Personalized Treatment: If TMS is recommended, we’ll craft a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique requirements.
- Treatment Sessions: TMS sessions are comfortable and usually last 20-40 minutes. Most patients can continue with their daily activities afterward.
- Progress Monitoring: We closely monitor your progress throughout your TMS treatment, making adjustments when necessary.
- A Brighter Tomorrow: Many of our patients report significant improvements in mood and overall well-being after completing TMS therapy.
Contact Clarity TMS Chicago
Contact Clarity Clinic TMS Chicago today to schedule your consultation and discover the transformative power of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation right here in Chicago.
If you’re searching for relief from depression or other mood disorders, Clarity TMS Chicago is here to support you on your journey to mental wellness in the Windy City.