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 and have treated patients from all over the United States and Canada. We have delivered nearly 100 treatments with >75-85% of clients noting at least 50% improvement if not complete remission ranging from at the end of treatment to within 4-6 weeks after completion of the treatment protocol.

We proudly only use the MagVenture TMS device, which is the same TMS device utilized by Stanford University in the SAINT clinical study for the treatment of treatment resistant major depressive disorder. This protocol was granted FDA approval in September 2022. We also developed an Accelerated TMS protocol for Generalized Anxiety Disorder with and without Panic Disorder as well as weight loss.

Accelerated TMS is not covered by insurance. Call 480-448-2916 to schedule a detailed evaluation.

Benefits of Accelerated TMS

Accelerated TMS provides numerous advantages:

  • No downtime; resume your schedule right away
  • Non-invasive
  • No need for anesthesia
  • More treatments in just 5 days compared to traditional TMS protocol – equivalent of receiving daily TMS sessions for 9 consecutive months
  • Can be a standalone option or complementary with current medication
  • Offers an alternative to antidepressants
  • Effective in achieving remission of MDD symptoms by 80%

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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, panic disorder, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome 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.

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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 480-448-2916, or contact us to learn more.

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