Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Journey Through TMS

A Journey Through TMS

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC / November 13, 2019 /

Grace Kane is the sole subject of our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Case Study. The data collected from her TMS treatment and Ms. Kane’s first-hand accounts are the cornerstones in our efforts to make TMS a Medicaid approved treatment for Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder throughout Colorado. TMS is an FDA cleared treatment that’s covered by…

What Is TMS

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC / October 11, 2018 /

What is TMS? TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in specific areas of the brain, also called the treatment area¹. The treatment areas are associated with the illness that is being treated; for instance, the treatment area for depression is the left dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex. By stimulating…

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a Real Treatment Option for Patients who Suffer From Major Depression

By Erin Recinos, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC / August 30, 2018 /

TMS received FDA approval in 2008 to treat “Treatment Resistant Depression”, essentially depression that has not responded to traditional treatment. Since TMS’s initial FDA approval, tens of thousands of patients suffering from depression have successfully been treated using TMS. Additionally, research indicates TMS is effective in treating a variety of other disorders. So, how does TMS…