BrainsWay’s treatment platform is based on a unique breakthrough technology called Deep TMS, which can reach significant depth and breadth of the brain and produce broad stimulation and functional modulation of targeted brain areas.
Deep TMS treatment features unique, patented coils that are fitted into a helmet, which is secured snugly to the patient’s head during the treatment. BrainsWay’s therapy has been utilized in over 60 clinical trials worldwide. In the U.S., the company’s device has been FDA cleared for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) since 2013, FDA cleared (De-Novo) for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since 2018, FDA cleared as an aid for short-term Smoking Cessation since 2020, and has now received an expanded indication for Anxious Depression.
“The Brainsway Deep TMS™ System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous anti-depressant medication treatment in the current episode.”
“The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System is indicated to be used as an adjunct for the treatment of adult patients suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”
“The Brainsway Deep Transcranial Stimulation System is indicated to be used as an aid in short-term smoking cessation for adults.”
“The BrainsWay Deep TMS System is indicated for the treatment of depressive episodes and for decreasing anxiety symptoms for those who may exhibit comorbid anxiety symptoms in adult patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from previous antidepressant medication treatment in the current episode.”
FAQs about TMS
1. What is TMS, and how does it work?
– TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It’s a non-invasive therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate parts of your brain that control mood. It helps improve depression.
2. Is TMS safe?
– Yes, TMS is considered safe and has been approved by the FDA for treating depression.
3 Does TMS hurt?
– No, it doesn’t hurt. It feels like tapping on your head with a soft, rhythmic sound.
4. How long does a TMS session last?
– Usually, a session lasts about 20 minutes, and you can go home or to work afterward. We advise about 30 minute appointments
5. How many sessions do I need?
– You’ll typically need several weeks of daily sessions. For depression, we do 36 sessions spread over 9 -10 weeks of treatment. Five sessions per week for 6 weeks and then taper off the last six sessions. For OCD we do 30 sessions, and for Smoking Cessation is 18 tms sessions.
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6. Will I have to stop my current medications?
– Not necessarily. We recommend you to continue your medications. If there is a change in your medication, then let us know immediately
7. Are there any side effects of TMS?
– Side effects are usually mild, like a headache or scalp discomfort, and they go away quickly.
8. Can I drive after a TMS session?
– Yes, you can. TMS doesn’t affect your ability to drive.
9. What if TMS doesn’t work for me?
– If TMS doesn’t help, Then we will explore other treatment options with you.
10. Can I do TMS if I have anxiety too?
– Yes, TMS can help with both depression and anxious depression.
11. Can kids or teenagers get TMS?
– TMS is usually for adults, but doctors may consider it for teens in specific cases.
12. Is TMS covered by insurance?
– It depends on your insurance, but most plans do cover TMS.
13. How can I overcome barriers to TMS, like cost or transportation?
– Our office may help you find resources or financial assistance programs.
14. Can I continue my daily activities during TMS treatment?
– Yes, you can go to school, work, or do your usual activities while getting TMS.
15. What if I’m scared or nervous about TMS?
-It’s normal to feel that way. We can explain everything to you and help you feel more comfortable.
Leverage in Clinical trials by major Academic centers of excellence
100 K + patient treated
Across 45 US States