Is your hospital trialing TMS?
- 0Jul 18, '12 by Topaz7Just curious if anyone else has been using TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulus). Our hospital is strongly considering getting a chair and starting treatments for MDD. If so what have you seen with use if TMS? Are you in favor of or against use of it?
- 0Jul 18, '12 by VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN GuideMy psychiatrist is the only one in this area that does TMS, and he swears by it. Only problem is, the treatments are around $8000, and insurance doesn't pay for it because it's still considered experimental. Which is a shame, because it certainly sounds more humane than ECT and I'm sure patients would be lining up outside the doors if it's as beneficial as he thinks it is.
- 0Aug 9, '12 by WantAccel.BSNI was a TMS tech at the outpatient facility I used to work at. I saw a noticeable change in several of the patients I treated, and I definitely believe that it can really work for some people. It's not nearly as invasive as ECT, and the side effects are minimal. Unfortunately, as other posters have said, insurance is still considering it experimental and it's pretty expensive to pay for out of pocket.