New TMS therapy for Depression
Learn about the latest technology in depression treatment: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) now available for Family Psychiatry patients
What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation. TMS devices operate completely outside of the body and affect central nervous system activity by applying powerful magnetic fields to specific areas of the brain that we know are involved in depression. TMS doesn’t require anesthesia and it is generally exceptionally well tolerated as compared to the side effects often seen with medications and ECT. The most common side effect is headache during or after treatment. A rare but serious side effect is seizures, and TMS may not be appropriate for people at high risk such as those with epilepsy, a history of head injury, or other serious neurologic issues.
Does TMS work?
Approximately 50% to 60% of people with depression who have tried and failed to receive benefit from medications experience a clinically meaningful response with TMS. About one-third of these individuals experience a full remission, meaning that their symptoms go away completely. It is important to acknowledge that these results, while encouraging, are not permanent. Like most other treatments for mood disorders, there is a high recurrence rate. However, most TMS patients feel better for many months after treatment stops, with the average length of response being a little more than a year. Some will opt to come back for subsequent rounds of treatment. For individuals who do not respond to TMS, ECT may still be effective and is often worth considering.
Call 281.554.0123 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
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2360 Gulf Frwy S #100B
League City, TX 77573
We are now located on the North-bound side of the feeder road of I-45 South, North of FM 646, next to the National Tire and Battery past the Wal-Mart shopping plaza (one block past the Jimmy Changa's Restaurant). If reach the UTMB Specialty Care Center you have gone too far, but you can make a right to find your way to West Walker Street and circle back to find us.
Our new facility includes 4 new patient rooms, a dedicated children's waiting room with toys and activities, and a cable TV for adults. This year, we'll be adding new services, so check back soon or ask one of our staff next time you visit us.
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Welcome to Family Psychiatry
Family Psychiatry provides quality mental health care for children, adolescents and adults with a range of difficulties across the lifespan. We believe that good mental health results from proper care of physical, mental and emotional needs. Providing individual, multidisciplinary, and/or a team approach, we offer a broad range of services to clients including assessment, psychotherapy and medication management.
For over two decades, we have provided comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, medication management, psychological testing, educational evaluations, parenting skills enhancement, consultation, school liaison, individual, couples and group therapy, and family oriented mental health interventions.
If you have questions, we’d be happy to answer them! Feel free to contact our office for information about our practice, policies or patient forms. With our new state-of-the-art facility in League City, we see many patients from surrounding cities, including Bayou Vista, Clear Lake, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, Texas City and beyond. Feel free to contact us for more information.