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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How the TMS Helmet You’ve Seen on Social Media Works, and Why I Don’t Use It Thanks to some recent viral social media posts, the internet has been buzzing about the “depression helmet,” which is actually a method of delivering transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, also called TMS,…

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Since the discovery of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression in the 1990s, there have been over 90 studies showing positive results — especially for patients who have not responded to antidepressant medications. Given the future potential for this technology, which stimulates the brain by using magnetic…

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In honor of suicide prevention week, we wanted to share with you some information on suicide in the US and a few important suicide prevention resources. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs can help prevent suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States…

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The global population is aging, and people over the age of 60 are making up a larger percentage of the world’s inhabitants. It is estimated that by 2050, the proportion of older adults will almost double. (1) Unfortunately, older adults may be at an increased risk for depression due to…

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Every year, major depressive disorder affects 7.6% of the population over 12 years old in the United States, according to the Center for Disease control. (1) The World Health Organization reported that major depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. (2) The majority of people who experience severe depressive…

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  Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was approved by the FDA in 2008 to combat the symptoms of treatment resistant depression. Since its approval, many more insurers have begun accepting TMS therapy as a covered procedure to treat depression that persists even after other treatment methods have been tried. Patients new…

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Thank you for visiting the new Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry blog. We’re excited to use this blog to connect with our visitors, share insights about depression, answer questions, and let you know more about our practice! Our goal is to arm our patients and visitors with information so that…

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