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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Take advantage of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for effective treatment of depression and an alternative to medication and counseling. Rely on Avera Behavioral Health, first in the region to offer TMS, for this innovative option to help you manage symptoms of depression.

Advanced Technology for Depression

A safe, effective, FDA-approved treatment for depression, TMS targets the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain thought to control mood that’s underactive in people with depression. TMS uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate this area, restoring it to normal function and lifting depression symptoms.

How You Benefit from TMS Therapy

Join the many others who experience significant benefits through TMS therapy. In clinical trials, 50 percent of people improved significantly, and one in three people were completely free of symptoms. You and your doctor may combine TMS with medication and psychotherapy for maximum benefit and continued remission from depression. Watch a video describing how TMS therapy helped a young woman with depression. 

Get Started with TMS Therapy

Get TMS therapy treatments, which last less than an hour, at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Throughout your treatment, you’ll relax in a reclining chair with the TMS magnetic coil placed gently against your head. Once treatment begins, you’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on the head. During your sessions, you’ll be awake and alert because you won’t need anesthesia for this simple, non-invasive treatment. You may even return to normal activity immediately after treatment.

Request a consultation or get more information about TMS when you call 605-322-4363.

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TMS Therapy Changes Lives

Download New Hope for Depression Sufferers, a free booklet from Avera Medical Group TMS. Explore this innovative treatment for depression and learn more about Avera’s remarkable clinical success rates with TMS. You’ll also find an analysis of cost savings compared to traditional treatments.

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