After completion of your initial 6-week session, we will come in for a follow-up visit so we can evaluate the success of the procedure. Some patients find that they have experienced enough improvement that they can reduce or eliminate usage of antidepressants but as always, this should only be done under the direct supervision of the patient’s physician or therapist.
TMS is not typically a permanent cure for depression but it’s not uncommon for relief from symptoms of depression to last upwards of a year. Maintenance sessions or “boosters” have been determined to help suppress a relapse. After your initial session, we’ll work with you to determine your best course of maintenance.