Treat Depression in as Little as 3-5 Days
Discover a Brighter Tomorrow with Accelerated TMS Therapy in Cambridge, MA
The FDA has approved a six-week TMS protocol for treating depression. However, a recent study at Stanford University found that when TMS is delivered in a more intensive schedule and accelerated pace, it can provide remission from depression in 90% of patients in as little as 3 to 5 days.
The study, which was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that patients who underwent ten sessions per day of 10-minute treatments experienced relief from depression on average after three days of therapy. The follow-up study, which was published in the same journal, showed virtually identical results.
If you are suffering from depression and are looking for a faster and more effective treatment option, accelerated TMS therapy may be right for you. Contact us today to learn more about this revolutionary treatment and to schedule a consultation.
Our Approach to Accelerated TMS
Cambridge Biotherapies™ uses Accelerated TMS, a new and effective treatment for depression. Our approach is different from the original studies because we use direct brain mapping to find the treatment location, rather than MRI and computer modeling.
Accelerated TMS targets the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (LDLPFC), an area of the brain that is relatively underactive in patients with depression. When we re-activate this region using TMS, the symptoms of depression often remit.
Direct brain mapping is an office-based method that is more effective and efficient than MRI and computer modeling. It allows us to find the LDLPFC with greater accuracy, which results in better treatment outcomes.
We have been treating patients using Accelerated TMS, and our experience has made us optimistic that this new treatment approach represents a paradigm shift in TMS therapy. If you are suffering from depression, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about Accelerated TMS.
Putting it All Together
MRI and computer modeling together located the treatment areas in the Stanford study. On average, these areas were approximately 1 cm lateral to the F3 location. By finding the spot 1 cm lateral to F3 and using a coil that stimulates a large enough area, we can target the site that correlates to the location of all patients in the SNT studies whose treatment target areas were located using the combination of MRI and computer modeling.
Given that (1) our targeting method closely replicates the SNT method, and (2) we can deliver the same high-dose iTBS (intermittent theta burst) protocol that was used in the SNT studies, we have found that Accelerated TMS can offer results similar, if not identical to, SNT. To date, our clinical experience supports this assertion. If you’re interested in learning more about accelerated TMS therapy in Cambridge, MA, contavt us today and we will be glad to answer any question you may have an schedule your initial consultation.