DTMS Specialist

Advanced Mental Health Care Inc.

Psychiatrists & Psychologists located in Palm Beach, FL & Royal Palm Beach, FL

Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) is a powerful treatment option used to help people find relief from depression. At Advanced Mental Health Care, dTMS is among the most exciting and innovative techniques that Dr. Aron Tendler specializes in and offers. People from the Greater Palm Beach, Florida, area and beyond turn to AMHC for dTMS therapy, and many have achieved significant and lasting improvements in their condition. To find out if this cutting-edge medical approach is right for you, call or schedule an initial consultation online.

dTMS Q & A

What are the clinical applications for dTMS?

Currently, dTMS is an FDA-approved treatment option for major depression. It offers an effective, painless, and noninvasive way to help people who have tried other treatment methods with limited success. Most often, dTMS is used in combination with medication and other treatments to yield the best possible results.

In Europe, dTMS has been CE-approved for use in treating the following:

  • Chronic pain
  • Smoking cessation
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

What is the dTMS treatment procedure like?

The first step in the process is a thorough psychiatric evaluation to determine if this approach is right for your unique needs and medical history. Once you’re approved for dTMS treatment, Dr. Tendler creates your individualized treatment plan.

Because dTMS reaches a deeper layer of brain tissue, the treatment is completed in approximately half the time of conventional TMS therapy. In most cases, treatment lasts for 4-6 weeks, with five 20-minute sessions daily.

Treatment occurs at Advanced Mental Health Care and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia. There is no pain, and side effects are minimal and subside once the treatment session is complete. Potential side effects include:

  • Temporary headache or scalp tenderness
  • Temporary tooth or jaw pain
  • Rare incidence of seizure