Accelerated TMS Therapy

Accelerated TMS uses theta burst stimulation (TBS), similar to Express TMS®, but with a different protocol. Patients receive 50 treatments in 5 days, typically 10 daily treatments that are 10 minutes long. A 50-minute break between treatments is the norm. The TMS Institute was one of the first centers in the southwest to offer Accelerated TMS, which began in March 2022. Accelerated TMS is not covered by insurance. Call 480-668-3599 to schedule a detailed evaluation.

Benefits of Accelerated TMS

Accelerated TMS offers many benefits, including:

  • Zero downtime – get back to your day right away
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • Enjoy more treatments than the traditional TMS protocol in just 5 days
  • Can be a stand-alone treatment or be used with current medication
  • Alternative to antidepressants
  • 80% effective in remission of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) symptoms

How Accelerated TMS Works

Our center has seen an 80–85% remission with Accelerated TMS when treating depression. This intensive 5-day treatment makes it possible for those without a TMS center near them to travel to our center and finally achieve relief from severe depression. Results of this treatment program exceed even the impressive results achieved in standard TMS.

The Stanford theta burst stimulation treatment study published in October 2021 showed that approximately 80% of study participants achieved remission from their depression. Patients began to experience clinical improvement within an average of 2.3 days. The protocol used in this Stanford study received FDA approval in September 2022.

The cost of Accelerated TMS is not covered by insurance. However, most insurers will provide coverage for standard TMS therapy once an individual has failed multiple trials of medications.

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We have also offered other protocols with the Accelerated TMS method with great success. These protocols were shown to be effective in treating conditions besides depression. Call 480-668-3599, or contact us to learn more.

Source: Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression (SAINT-TRD).