TMS St. Louis
Steve Harvey, M.D.
11477 Olde Cabin Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
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- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Depression treatment
- Treatment resistant depression
- Treatment refractory depression
Hours of Operation8am to 5pm weekdays
What is TMS?
TMS is transcranial magnetic stimulation. TMS is an FDA-approved treatment for major depression. TMS is a good option when medications and other treatments have failed.
Is TMS right for me?
TMS is a good option for some people, but not everybody. To be a good candidate for TMS, you generally need to fit these guidelines:
Moderate or severe depression
No metal implants in head or neck (metal dental fillings are okay)
No history of epilepsy (other than childhood seizures)
No recent active alcohol or drug abuse
Have already tried a few medications for depression
Medications haven't worked. Will Deep TMS be any more effective?
The FDA found Brainsway's depression treatment to be effective for patients with depression, regardless of how many medications were tried in the current episode of depression.
How does Deep TMS compare with ECT?
ECT is a treatment based on electrically induced seizures, while Deep TMS treatment stimulates brain regions using brief magnetic pulses similar to those used in MRI systems, without the use of seizures. ECT requires anesthesia and as many severe side effects, including memory loss. Deep TMS does not involve anesthesia, has no effects on memory, and is generally well-tolerated. Treatments are brief, effective, practical, and convenient.
Does Insurance cover Deep TMS depression therapy?
Deep TMS Therapy is covered by almost all major health insurances. As part of our commitment to helping you realize the benefits of Deep TMS Therapy, TMS St. Louis will try to help you obtain insurance coverage for TMS, or to explore other financing options.
How does my own psychiatrist get involved?
Patients who are referred to TMS St. Louis for Deep TMS continue their relationships with referring psychiatrists and other clinicians during Deep TMS Therapy. Decisions regarding medication management and treatment are made in conjunction with the referring psychiatrist or other healthcare provider. Upon completion of Deep TMS, patients continue follow-up care with their referring psychiatrist or other healthcare provider.
What are the common side effects of TMS?
Brainsway Deep TMS has been proven safe and effective, and has no known long-term side effects.
The most common side effect is scalp discomfort during treatment, which is usually temporary. Patients also sometimes get headaches. Seizures during treatment are a possible side effect also, but their incidence is less than 0.2%, which is similar to the risk of seizures from antidepressant medications.
What are the benefits of Deep TMS therapy?
Effective and FDA approved depression treatment
Non-Pharmacologic (no medication)
No anesthesia required
20-30 minute Outpatient Procedure
Return to daily activities almost immediately
No memory loss