Depression Treatment

Depression is a very common mental disorder that affects more than 300 million people globally. Unfortunately, traditional treatment resistance via medication is circa 20%. Research shows that there is asymmetry in the functioning of the frontal lobe of the brain in patients with depression, which makes TMS a great alternative treatment for many patients. Call 480-668-3599 to schedule a detailed evaluation.

TMS Therapy improves the functioning in the frontal lobe by increasing activity on the left side of the frontal lobe to reverse the asymmetry found in depressed patients.

TMS can effectively treat:

  • Adult & Adolescent Depression
  • Prenatal Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Bipolar Depression (not Bipolar Disorder)

How TMS Therapy and Depression

TMS Options for Depression

We believe TMS should be considered a first-line treatment for moderate to severe Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It can help restore peace of mind and give you the life you want and deserve without the risks and dependency associated with medications. Medications generally result in, at best, a 16% remission rate in depression symptoms, whereas TMS provides up to 80% remission rates. There are three types of TMS treatments for depression.


The high-frequency repetitive TMS (rTMS) initial protocol for depression involves high-frequency stimulation.

Covered by most insurances.

Each session initially lasts 19 minutes.

Express TMS®

Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a newer protocol that allows for the delivery of a higher amount of stimulation compared to traditional TMS.

Covered by most insurances.

Requires short 3-minute treatment sessions.

Accelerated TMS

50 treatments in 5 days (10 daily treatments that are 10 minutes each separated by 50-minute breaks).

Not covered by insurance.

We were one of the first centers in the southwest to offer Accelerated TMS.