Atlas TMS Program
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that reduces symptoms of depression in up to 70% of patients.
While you recline in a chair, the state-of-the-art TMS device sends magnetic pulses to parts of the brain associated with depression. The pulses force low functioning nerves to activate and form tighter synaptic connections. Restoring these connections causes an anti-depressant response, making TMS effective when medications have failed.
TMS is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for depression that does not require surgery or medication. TMS is a safe procedure that is relatively free from side effects. You can even resume your day's activities after the treatment.
Dr. Pejic will meet with you to discuss if TMS is the next best option, or if there are other medications or therapies to explore. If TMS is indicated, he will schedule you that week to begin treatment.
Below is a lecture that Dr. Pejic gave to the LSU Department of Psychiatry regarding the history and science of TMS. It is meant for other physicians and is more technical than not, but will give you insight into the world of TMS.
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