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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

The first, and only, Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) program in Western New York.

What is Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Deep TMS is an innovative, non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain associated with mood regulation and behavior. It is FDA-cleared for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) and OCD, providing a promising option for patients who have not responded to traditional treatments.

Adapt Psychiatry is the exclusive provider of Deep TMS in Western New York, utilizing the state-of-the-art BrainsWay dTMS system. This advanced technology is made available through Adapt's strategic partnership with BrainsWay, ensuring that patients in the region have access to the most cutting-edge TMS treatment available in the United States.


Deep TMS vs. Traditional TMS


Deeper and Broader Stimulation
While traditional TMS targets superficial brain areas, Deep TMS reaches deeper brain structures, providing a more comprehensive treatment. This deeper stimulation is made possible by the patented H-Coil technology, which ensures effective and precise delivery of magnetic pulses.


Higher Efficacy
Studies have demonstrated that Deep TMS can produce better outcomes compared to traditional TMS, especially in treatment-resistant populations. The ability to target broader and deeper brain regions enhances the therapeutic effects, leading to higher response and remission rates.

Same Comfort

Both Deep TMS and traditional TMS are non-invasive treatment options with minimal discomfort and very limited side effects. Patients can resume regular activities immediately upon completion of their Deep TMS session.

Is Deep TMS Right for Me?

Determining if Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is the right treatment for you involves several considerations. Deep TMS is particularly effective for individuals with treatment-resistant depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here are the key indications and criteria to help you decide if Deep TMS is suitable for you:


Indications for Deep TMS

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Ideal for those who have not responded adequately to antidepressant medications.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Used as an adjunct therapy for managing OCD symptoms.


Additional Criteria

  • Age Range: You should be between 18-75 years old.

  • Previous Treatments: You must have attempted management with at least 2 different antidepressants along with psychotherapy.

  • Medical Evaluation: You should be comfortable undergoing an evaluation by a psychiatrist, which may involve discussing potential changes in medication.

  • Commitment to Treatment Schedule: Be prepared to commit to a treatment schedule of at least 4 weeks, with sessions typically taking place at Evanston Hospital.

  • Lifestyle Adjustments: You must be willing to stop alcohol consumption for the duration of the treatment.

  • Health Conditions:

    • You should not have any brain tumors or severe neurological conditions such as dementia, stroke, or Parkinson’s disease.

    • You should not have any metal clips, plates, screws, or implanted devices in your head or neck (excluding dental work).


If you meet these criteria, Deep TMS could be a viable option to help you manage your depression or OCD symptoms effectively. For more personalized information and to determine your eligibility, please schedule a consultation with our team at Adapt Psychiatry.

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