A new transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technology, called intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS), has shown promise for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition in which someone develops stress reactions after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It is often accompanied by flashbacks and nightmares…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a novel therapy for treatment-resistant depression that has been getting a lot of attention recently. Patients who have tried multiple antidepressant medications and are frustrated with results are choosing to try TMS. Several studies prove the positive results of TMS for people with treatment-resistant depression.…

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Since it’s approval in 2008 for the treatment of depression, TMS hasn’t received a significant amount of media coverage, but recently this has started to change. Today, TMS is getting a lot more attention as patients are trying this novel therapy and sharing their results. Researchers also continue to investigate…

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Depression is the second most common illness seen among veterans — one in eight to 10 veterans visiting a primary care physician has major depression disorder (MDD) that requires treatment. (1,2) In fact, depression plagues veterans so much that the US Department of Veterans Affairs has reported that approximately 20…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment option for mental health disorders, such as depression. Although TMS is only FDA-approved for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression (2008) and OCD (2018), many doctors including myself support the off-label use of TMS to treat other mental health and behavioral conditions. (1,…

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Medicaid Does Not Cover TMS in New York State (But Medicare Does) Patients frequently contact our office and ask whether their New York state Medicaid plan will cover TMS. Unfortunately, our answer is always “not yet.” As of 2019, Medicaid covers several different treatments for depression – including medication and…

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Learn How You Can Make a Difference Mental Health Awareness Month is a time of the year dedicated to raising awareness about mental health conditions in order to reduce the stigma surrounding them, promote practices that support emotional well-being, and to encourage more people suffering from mental health conditions to…

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One of the most common questions we are asked here at Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry is, “How long until I see results with TMS?” The shortest answer is: The time it takes to notice results with TMS depends on each patient. Are there reasons why some people notice a…

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