Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is an effective, non-medication treatment for severe, treatment-resistant depression. It works by utilizing a high intensity magnetic field to stimulate (depolarize neurons) areas of the brain, such as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), which are under-active in people with severe depression.
At Big Sky Psychiatry, we provide BrainsWay Deep TMS Therapy, which is highly effective in improving depression in people who have had inadequate response to other treatments. Treating patients with severe, treatment-resistant, mostly chronic major depressive disorder, with BrainsWay TMS we have achieved remission in 50% of our TMS patients and significant improvement in 80% of our TMS patients.