How Accelerated TMS Works
Accelerated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has shown great promise in treating depression, generating an impressive 80-85% remission rate at our center. Our intensive 5-day program, tailored for those who can’t access a TMS center near them or for those who want more rapid relief from severe depression and generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. These results even surpass those of standard TMS. The treatment protocol is equivalent to approximately 9 months of daily TMS sessions all performed in 5-days. Finally, hope for those struggling with depression, anxiety, and panic disorder is within reach.
In October 2021, a pioneering study conducted by Stanford University, called the SAINT (Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy) trial, unveiled that nearly 80% of participants experienced remission from their depression after undergoing theta burst stimulation treatment via the MagVenture TMS device. Remarkably, clinical improvement was noticeable in as little as 2.3 days. Moreover, the FDA approved the protocol used in the Stanford study as a treatment for treatment resistant depression including those that previously failed traditional TMS therapy in September 2022.
Despite the FDA approval, Accelerated TMS therapy remains uncovered by insurance. However, most insurance policies will cover the standard TMS therapy after multiple failed medication trials.