TMS

What is TMS

TMS is a cutting-edge treatment for major depression that is FDA approved and recommended by the APA for treating adult unipolar depression. Since TMS directly treats brain circuits associated with depression, it is more safe, effective, tolerable, fast acting, and longer lasting than conventional medications. TMS is not just an antidepressant. It is a novel treatment strategy for many brain conditions.

TMS is non-invasive – it is safe in populations where medications can be problematic, such as adolescent children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Given these attributes, we believe TMS should be an integral part of any mental health practice that seeks to offer top quality comprehensive treatment.

The TMS device generates focused magnetic pulses that can either activate (depolarize) or suppress (hyperpolarize) discrete brain regions resulting in self-sustained changes that normalize brain circuits associated with several psychiatric or neurological conditions. Hence, TMS shows great promise in treating anxiety disorders (OCD, social anxiety, GAD, and PTSD), chronic pain (fibromyalgia, migraines etc), substance abuse, eating disorders, psychosis, autistic spectrum disorders, early stages of Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injury.

Depression Severity Assesments

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)

What Can TMS Treat

TMS is FDA-approved and APA recommended for adults with Clinical Depression and Anxiety
In addition, we successfully use TMS for other disorders including:

  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain (including Fibromyalgia)
  • Depression associated with:
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Eating Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
  • Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease
  • GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Covered by medicare and most insurance plans and is FDA Approved.

Patient Portal

For Existing patients - you have an opportunity to communicate with the healthcare team by logging into the Patient Portal:
- Send a non-emergent message to your doctor (messages will be checked Monday through Friday)
- Relay questions/concerns to our staff
- Request non-narcotic medication refills

Regional Neurological Associates

4256 Bronx Blvd. Suite 5
Bronx, New York 10466
(718) 515-4347

Participating Insurance Plans (varies by M.D.)

NBF1199, Aetna
Affinity
BC/BS Empire
Christian brothers
Cigna, Fidelis
GHI, Health First
Health Republic
HIP, Hudson Health Plan
Magnacare
Medicare
Montefiore IPA
Multi-Plan
Optum BH
Optum Medical
Oxford, UHC
Wellcare