At the Center for Integrative Psychiatry in Coppell, Texas, we offer Brainsway treatment, a non-invasive, FDA-approved option for various mental health conditions. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions that patients have about Brainsway treatment.
What is Brainsway treatment?
Brainsway treatment is a non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain. It is used to treat various mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
How does Brainsway treatment work?
During a Brainsway treatment session, a small, curved device called a “coil” is placed on the patient’s scalp. The coil emits magnetic pulses that stimulate the targeted brain region, which can alleviate symptoms of the patient’s mental health condition.
What can I expect during a Brainsway treatment session?
During a Brainsway treatment session, the patient will sit in a comfortable chair while the practitioner positions the coil on their scalp. Before the device is placed on the patient’s head, a small amount of gel will be applied to help the coil make better contact with the scalp. The patient will be given earplugs to protect their ears from the loud clicking sound that the device makes during the procedure. The session usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
What are the potential side effects of Brainsway treatment?
Brainsway treatment is generally well-tolerated, and the risk of side effects is low. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or a mild headache during the session, but these symptoms typically subside quickly.
How many Brainsway treatment sessions will I need?
The number of Brainsway treatment sessions you’ll need depends on your specific condition and its severity. Typically, practitioners will recommend a series of 20-30 sessions, administered over a period of 4-6 weeks.
How effective is Brainsway treatment?
Brainsway treatment has been shown to be effective in treating various mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. It has also been used to manage chronic pain and other neurological conditions.
How much does Brainsway treatment cost?
The cost of Brainsway treatment can vary depending on the individual’s needs and the practitioner’s approach. However, many insurance plans cover Brainsway treatment for eligible patients. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to confirm coverage.
Benefits of TMS
TMS has been shown to be effective in treating various mental health conditions, including major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It has also been used to manage chronic pain, tinnitus, and other neurological conditions. TMS is a non-invasive treatment option with few side effects, making it an appealing option for individuals who have not found relief with traditional treatments.
At the Center for Integrative Psychiatry in Dallas, we offer TMS as part of our comprehensive mental health services. Our experienced practitioners will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more about TMS or would like to schedule a consultation, please visit our website at https://texascip.com/.
- Brainsway. (2022). Patients FAQs. Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.brainsway.com/how-does-it-work/faqs/patients-faqs/
- National Institute of Mental Health. (2016). Brain Stimulation Therapies. Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/brain-stimulation-therapies/index.shtml