TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is an exciting treatment for Major Depressive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, that was approved by the FDA in 2008; in the fall of 2018, TMS was approved for the treatment of OCD. Other indications that have emerged in the last year are Augmentation of Smoking cessation and MDD with Anxious features. TMS is a non-invasive treatment that requires no medicine or anesthesia. Patients get treated for about 30 minutes a day, Monday through Friday for 4-9+ weeks. Take the TMS Screener to see if TMS might be right for you.
Dr Cochran is a skilled, passionate and experienced TMS clinician. She is trained to provide TMS at Harvard's Berenson Allen Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation program, Duke, and many other programs. She has become an international TMS Trainer and co-chair of the Education Committee for the Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS), past Board member and President, as well as the ACROSS representative to the American Psychiatric Association for CTMSS . Dr. Cochran is committed to the education of other clinicians and advocating about the appropriate use of TMS therapy to relieve depression symptoms for patients.
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Esketamine is an effective treatment which can help fight depression. This branded medication, Spravato, is approved by the FDA in two places: 1) for depressive symptoms in adults with MDD with suicidal thoughts or actions; and 2) for Adults with Treatment Resistant Depression. It has been studied in many other areas and is "off-label" (not approved by the FDA) otherwise. This treatment is offered upon referral to the NeuroScience & TMS Treatment Centers Here is a link about Spravato from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
VNS is also effective treatment which can help fight depression and is particularly helpful if a patient is treatment resistant. This treatment has been FDA cleared for the treatment of epilepsy for several decades and for Treatment Resistant Depression since the mid -2000's. It has been studied in many other areas and is available currently FREE via a Clinical Trial for patients who have Medicare at the NeuroScience & TMS Treatment Centers You can contact them to get screened to see if you are appropriate. If you are appropriate, you may get the treatment for free, and get paid to be in the study.
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