The Perinatal Project
TMS

TMS

TMS Therapy in Aldie

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.

How does TMS work?

During a rTMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. This magnet, similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates nerve cells in that part of your brain involved in mood control and depression. The magnetic impulses may have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels making long-term remission possible. TMS is done at your doctor’s office and you can return to normal activities immediately after a treatment. There are no negative effects on memory or sleep.

Why is TMS done?

Depression can a be treatable condition, but sometimes standard treatments aren't effective or may cause intolerable negative side effects. TMS may not be the best treatment for everyone but ask about it today and see if it is right treatment for you.

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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Location

This Contact Form is for New Patients only. If you have a medication refill request or question, please call our office directly. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.