PrTMS is a specialized and more individualized version of rTMS, which is FDA approved for Major Depression. PrTMS is not FDA approved though the science and technology used is very similar.
Since this is personalized, it varies, depending on the individual. We recommend a minimum of 20 treatments for appreciable and sustained results. To maximize benefits we recommend 36 treatments
This also varies person to person, but most see benefits by second week of treatments.
4 to 5 days a weeks, 20-30 minutes per treatment
Every 6th or 7th treatment, will will do a in-office 5 minute qEEG to determine changes and adjust based on brainwave reports.
Yes, as this is a non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects, you should have no problems resuming regular activities.
Treatments are usually tolerable with minimal side effects. Some individuals report headache /scalp soreness from the magnet stimulation or nausea.
This varies from person to person, but most individuals have reported some imporvement in their migraines frequency and severity.
PrTMS can help post-concussion cognitive symptoms from brain fog, sleep difficulties to irritable moods
As PrTMS is personalized, it is not covered by insurance but in some cases there may be exceptions if you do also suffer from depression and have tried multiple antidepressants. After we do our consultation, we can determine. rTMS is covered by most insurances.
No, we recommend no medication changes unless instructed by your treating physician or psychiatrist. If a Hawkins Psychiatry provider is managing your psychiatric medications, once you are done we may be able to lower some of your medications based on the benefits of PrTMS/rTMS.