TMS Treatment: How Many Sessions Will I Need?


TMS therapy is a promising treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. But one question patients often have is “How many treatments will I need?” The answer to this question is not always straightforward, as the number of sessions required can vary depending on the individual case. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the factors that can influence the number of TMS treatments necessary. 

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. This stimulation can help to improve symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions. Research has shown that TMS is an effective treatment for depression, with a success rate of around 60-70%. 

During a TMS treatment, patients sit in a comfortable chair and wear earplugs to muffle the noise made by the machine. A coil is placed against the patient’s head, which sends magnetic pulses to the region of the brain responsible for mood control. A typical treatment session lasts about 37 minutes, and most patients receive 5 treatments per week for 4-6 weeks.

How long does TMS treatment last? 

The duration of treatment may vary depending on the severity of depression and how a patient responds to treatment. However, most patients typically receive 5 treatments per week for 4-6 weeks. 

What are the side effects of TMS? 

There are no known side effects of TMS. The only potential side effect is a headache, which can be relieved with over-the-counter medication. 

How much does TMS cost? 

The cost of TMS will vary depending on your insurance coverage. However, many insurance companies will cover at least a portion of the cost of treatment.

Number of Sessions Needed

There are a few factors that can influence how many TMS sessions a patient will need. The severity of the condition being treated is one factor. Patients with more severe symptoms may require more treatments than those with milder symptoms. In general, patients who have not responded to other forms of treatment (such as medication or therapy) may also require more TMS sessions. The type of condition being treated can also play a role in how many sessions are necessary. For example, patients with OCD may require more sessions than those with depression. 

Another factor that can affect the number of treatments needed is the response to initial TMS therapy sessions. Some patients may notice an improvement in symptoms after just a few sessions, while others may require several weeks or even months of treatment before seeing any results. In general, most patients will require between 20 and 30 TMS sessions before seeing significant improvement in symptoms. Some patients may require additional “maintenance” sessions even after their symptoms have improved in order to prevent a relapse. 

TMS therapy is a promising treatment option for those suffering from depression or other mental health conditions. While the number of treatments necessary can vary depending on each individual case, most patients will require between 20 and 30 Sessions before seeing significant symptom relief. If you think TMS treatment might be right for you, talk to your doctor about getting started on this life-changing journey today.

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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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