Neuroimaging located in Santa Monica, CA & Beverly Hills, CA
What is TMS Therapy?
TMS Therapy is a non-pharmacological treatment that is FDA-cleared for the treatment of Depression.
It is safe, effective, and non-invasive.
TMS Therapy uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the parts of the brain that are associated with depression and other brain disorders.
In Depressed patients, parts of the frontal lobe of the brain can be stimulated with a focused magnetic field resulting in a significant improvement in mood, drive, energy, and sense of well-being.
Smart Brain and Health offers a unique and exclusive approach by combining functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and neuronavigation with stereotactic techniques to precisely target specific areas of the brain. This imaging guided technique has demonstrated a higher percentage of positive patient responses to TMS Therapy.
How does TMS Therapy Work at Smart Brain and Health?
Our program is unique in that it utilizes accurate MRI images and stereotactic neuronavigation equipment (Brain Lab) to more effectively target the brain.
We monitor patient progression with functional MRI studies during specific intervals of treatment in addition to neurocognitive testing.
TMS is well recognized as an effective tool in reversing the effects of severe Depression. Additional neuropsychiatric applications are becoming more widely used such as: Major Anxiety Disorder (MAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and others.
The TMS coil utilizes a changing magnetic field in a biologically safe manner to stimulate the targeted neurons. It is also being shown to increase neuroplasticity in the brain.
What are benefits of TMS Therapy?
Effective non-pharmacologic treatment
No Anesthesia required
No Side Effects*
Targeted (exclusively at Smart Brain and Health)
*Some patients have reported a mild headache during the initial treatments.