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TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy is an FDA-cleared depression treatment for patients who have not benefited from initial antidepressant medication.
TMS therapy has been proven safe and effective for treating patients with depression, and is free of side effects often associated with taking antidepressants.
Nashville TMS is part of the psychiatric practice of W. Scott West, MD, who was the first psychiatrist to bring Neurostar TMS Therapy to Tennessee in 2010.
We encourage you to explore this site and learn more about depression and how TMS can help.
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I first heard about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the early 1990’s when a patient came back from McLean Hospital and told me about research involving TMS for depression. I followed the research for years and when it was cleared by the FDA in 2008 as a new treatment for depression, I looked into the requirements for using this cutting edge technology in my practice. Since TMS is an outpatient procedure and can be done in my office, it seemed the next logical step was to make this new therapy for depression part of my private practice in Green Hills.
Over the last four years Nashville TMS has had the privilege of treating many patients who had previously not responded to traditional treatments for depression. The majority of our patients have responded positively to TMS and have returned to a better level of functioning and more fulfilling lives.
So why do we do what we do? Nashville TMS uses transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression because it works and because there is a need. Knowing that we help people recover from disabling depression helps us sleep better at night and our patients sleep better too.