What Is TMS?
Dr. Cook and Terry Chumley explain TMS
TMS: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS is the breakthrough technology for non-drug treatment of depression and promises to be the future of psychiatric treatment—providing hope for patients for whom medication treatment and psychotherapy have failed to achieve satisfactory results.
TMS Therapy is a treatment for those suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medications. At TMS of Knoxville, we have successfully treated many patients with resistant depression, and some have been able to discontinue all antidepressants successfully.
Since the 1980s, transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) has been used to study the nerve fibers that carry information about movements from the brain to the spinal cord and on to the muscles. In the late 1980s, physicians began to explore the therapeutic potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of a variety of diseases, with depression being the most thoroughly studied to date. Since then, more than 20 randomized, controlled trials studying transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for depression have been published by investigators throughout the world.
TMS Therapy in Knoxville
TMS of Knoxville is the first clinic to bring Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (or TMS) to Knoxville.
The cutting-edge MagVita TMS system used at TMS of Knoxville is licensed only to psychiatrists with appropriate clinical training. The MagVita, which is the newest generation of TMS technology (and FDA-cleared for treating major depression), is bringing hope to people across the world whose doctors have struggled to effectively bring them back to wellness.
TMS of Knoxville was the first to bring TMS to Knoxville in 2013 and the first MagVenture TMS device made in Denmark to the eastern half of the U.S.