What to Expect from TMS
People want to know what to expect with TMS Therapy. The general trend of response is that patients will feel a little better after about two weeks of treatment (sometimes taking up to four, depending on the patient). Typically, patients will temporarily slip back, and then after that will show marked improvement during the rest of the course of therapy.
Sometimes people may be less depressed, but it will take time for them to get back into routines of activities which will make them really feel better. It's important to remember that part of depression is lifestyle, and that going and doing things even if it doesn't come naturally can lead you to feel better.
We encourage patients to keep us posted on their progress. Some patients may start to slip back into depression and need a booster session - if this is the case, it's important for patients to recognize this sooner, rather than later, because the booster will be more effective before depressive behaviors have become set in.
Insurance is the ideal way to afford TMS. Neurostar Reimbursement Support is a service provided by Neuronetics to maximize your ability to gain insurance coverage. We work with NRS to go above and beyond the recommended insurance submission guidelines because we understand that insurance coverage can make all the difference. This includes not just documents from us saying that TMS therapy can help you, but a letter from you describing the impact of depression on your life, and letters from any other physicians you see who might contribute something to a discussion on how treating your depression would improve your health.
There are companies out there that understand that, just like a car or a house is an investment, health is too. MyMedialLoan.com and HelpCard are two recommended companies for providing a low monthly payment for your treatment.
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