PrTMS is an innovative, noninvasive, and drug-free treatment for depression and other mental health conditions. Dr. Murphy uses Cognionics Quick 20 wireless EEG PrTMS equipment designed by PeakLogic to deliver a magnetic pulse to the region of your brain that regulates your moods. The magnetic pulse stimulates underactive neurons to improve neurotransmitter function and relieve symptoms.
Dr. Murphy can adjust the strength of the magnetic pulse delivered by the PrTMS equipment for a more personalized experience and a more gentle and dynamic approach to neural modulation.
Who is a good candidate for PrTMS?
PrTMS therapy is suitable for most patients. It is an effective therapy for such conditions as:
- Postpartum mood disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorders
Many of the oral medicines prescribed for these mental health conditions cause intolerable side effects or don’t sufficiently relieve your symptoms. Dr. Murphy offers PrTMS as an alternative to medication.
If depression or another mental health condition is interfering with your life or you’re not satisfied with the results of your current treatment, contact Dr. Murphy to learn how PrTMS can help restore your health and wellness.
How does PrTMS work?
Many mental health conditions are caused by underactive neurotransmitters in your brain that fail to regulate your moods. The magnetic pulses delivered by the PrTMS equipment stimulate underactive neurons to improve the quality and quantity of your neurotransmitter function, relieving many of the disruptive symptoms.
What should I expect during PrTMS?
You receive PrTMS treatments five days a week for 4-6 weeks. During each appointment, you relax in a comfortable treatment chair.
Dr. Murphy positions the Cognionics Quick 20 wireless EEG cap (patent pending) on your head to receive an EEG readout. This process is painless and completed in 3-4 minutes. Using PeakLogic software, your personal EEG readout is then used to determine the dosage and placement of the magnets for more individualized treatments.
You may hear a clicking sound or feel a mild tapping sensation during your procedure.
When your session is over, you can immediately return to your regular activities. You can even drive yourself to and from your appointments as there is no need for sedation. PrTMS doesn’t impair your alertness or memory.