For patients with major depression, antidepressant medication is commonly the first treatment.
In addition, our PAKC physicians are offering another promising non-invasive treatment. In 2008, the FDA approved the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in certain cases where patients have not responded to antidepressant medication.
Research has found that stimulation of neuromuscular tissue can help in treatment of some cases of depression. TMS uses magnetic waves to stimulate or inhibit nerve response, and induce electrical currents in target sections of the cortex, spinal roots and peripheral nerves.
We are one of the first psychiatric practices in the region to offer TMS treatments for depression. This leading-edge approaches require specialized expertise and equipment, which is offered at our dedicated suite at our Leawood location.