Appropriate Patients

TMS is not only life changing, it can be life-saving for some of the most severely depressed patients. At Lindner Center of HOPE, patients are experiencing the effectiveness of TMS and its ability to improve their quality of life. After six weeks of treatment, one in two patients achieves significant relief of symptoms and one out of three experiences complete remission. “After 14 years of struggling with severe depression, multiple medications and numerous psychiatrists, I finally found the complete answer,” said a Lindner Center of HOPE TMS patient. “After a series of treatments, I am in remission and I have my life back. This scientific, medical breakthrough, I predict, will revolutionize the treatment of treatment resistant depression.”

Is TMS right for you?

All patients begin by scheduling an initial assessment with a TMS prescribing psychiatrist. During this initial assessment, the psychiatrist will:

  • Determine a diagnosis
  • Evaluate appropriateness of TMS Therapy
  • Determine the risks and benefits of TMS compared to other available treatments for your diagnosis.

The psychiatrist will want details about previ¬ous treatment for your depression including counseling history, names of medications, maximum dosage, duration of treatment and reasons treatment was discontinued such as lack of benefit or side effects.

A history and physical examination from your primary care physician is also needed to complete the assessment. At the end of the assessment the psychiatrist will decide if you are a candidate for TMS Therapy. If TMS Therapy is right for you, and you pursue treatment, your next appointment will last two hours. During this visit the psychiatrist will create a plan for your treatment.