Learn more about how TMS treats depression without the use of drugs.
TMS and Depression
What is Major Depression?
There is no single cause for depression in all people. The most popular theory is related to decreased activity in the neural networks (the brain). These systems are responsible for transmitting specific chemicals to allow neurons to communicate. These compounds are “neurotransmitters.” Doctors and scientists were once under the impression that depression is a result of inactivity within mood networks. Depression is complicated, and no simple answer can diagnose all individuals. Doctors are even learning that certain people are genetically predisposed to suffer from depression.
Insurance companies are increasing coverage and access to TMS therapy. In 2008, the FDA cleared TMS therapy as an alternative treatment for those who do not benefit from antidepressants. Since that time, over 60 coverage policies have been created. Most Medicare contractors have approved TMS. The best way to find out about insurance eligibility is to speak with our insurance specialist. For more information, an individual can call their insurance’s reimbursement specialist, which allows an insurance company to verify benefits.