TMS for OCD in
Greeley, CO

Mindset TMS in Greeley offers TMS therapy, an innovative treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This non-invasive procedure uses magnetic pulses to stimulate specific brain regions to relieve symptoms without medication or surgery. An entire course of TMS treatment involves daily sessions over 4-6 weeks. Our team guides each patient on their unique path to recovery, helping them improve their mental wellness.

What Is TMS
Therapy
for OCD?

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation, a non-invasive treatment for OCD. During TMS, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the patient’s head. This device painlessly delivers magnetic pulses that stimulate areas of the brain that regulate mood. A typical course of such treatment involves daily sessions lasting around 3-40 minutes each over 4-6 weeks. TMS aims to provide symptom relief without surgery or medication.

Types of TMS

Single-pulse TMS

Involves delivering just one magnetic pulse to the brain. This procedure can temporarily disrupt or alter neural activity in regions that are hyperactive and involved in OCD. Typically, the pulses are directed at the prefrontal cortex (front part of the brain). This approach is used for diagnostic purposes to measure the patient’s reactivity.

Is the standard option for OCD treatment. This therapy aims to make long-lasting changes in OCD symptoms. In rTMS, a series of rapid magnetic stimulations are delivered, usually targeting the same brain region. Our treatment plans involve daily rTMS (5 days per week) sessions over 4-6 weeks. The repetitive stimulations may help “re-train” hyperactive brain circuits and networks involved in OCD to normalize their activity levels.

Is a newer form of rTMS that is gaining popularity due to its high effectiveness and shorter sessions (3-5 minutes). TBS delivers patterned pulses that mimic naturally occurring brain rhythms. This treatment can increase excitability in targeted brain regions associated with OCD and similar mental health conditions. It may strengthen weaker circuits and normalize functioning.
Uses innovative equipment to stimulate deeper brain regions. By altering electrical field patterns, magnetic pulses can reach areas that are overactive in OCD. Targeting these deeper brain circuits and networks is the key to reducing OCD symptoms. Deep TMS is also used to treat depression and other mood disorders.

Consultation &
Preparation for OCD Therapy

Before beginning TMS treatment for OCD, a consultation is scheduled to determine whether this therapy is suitable for the patient. Dr. Peralta reviews the symptoms, any past trauma, and medical history to see if TMS is appropriate.
We explain the entire treatment process and parameters to the patient to ensure that they are fully informed. For OCD, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (in the frontal lobe of the brain) is typically targeted. The patient then begins the TMS treatment regimen, which involves daily sessions over one month or more.

Brain Mapping

Before the treatment, Dr. Peralta maps the brain using an MRI scan or neuronavigation software to identify the area to be targeted. The patient is seated in a reclining chair, and a coil is placed against their head to make proper measurements. Dr. Perlta also determines the motor threshold, which is the minimum intensity needed to cause a twitch in a hand muscle. This helps to adjust the strength of stimulation.
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Treatment Planning

Based on the brain mapping results and the patient's symptoms, Dr. Perlta develops a personalized treatment plan, determining the target brain area, the intensity and frequency of magnetic pulses, and the number of sessions required.
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Sessions

TMS for OCD is provided 5 times per week for 4-6 weeks. Each daily treatment lasts 3 to 40 minutes, depending on the TMS method. During sessions, patients remain awake and alert. They can read or relax. The magnetic pulses make a clicking sound but do not cause physical discomfort. Overall, the treatment is not painful, besides some tingling under the coil or lightheadedness on rare occasions.
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TMS Therapy Procedure

Recovery After OCD Therapy

The recovery process after undergoing TMS treatment for OCD can vary from person to person. Many patients report a gradual reduction in obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors over several weeks. It is common for symptoms to continue improving for up to a month after therapy as the brain and nervous system adjust to the changes stimulated by TMS.
Some patients notice significant improvements after completing the entire course of treatment. For others, the benefits accumulate more slowly over time. We recommend waiting at least a month after finishing TMS before evaluating if and how much the treatment has helped alleviate OCD symptoms.
The length and durability of TMS results also differ among patients with OCD. Some maintain complete remission for months, while others may relapse and require maintenance TMS sessions. Factors like the severity of OCD and length of illness can impact how sustained the effects are.
Working closely with Dr. Peralta is essential to monitor progress and determine if additional TMS is needed to achieve longer-lasting relief from mental health issues.

Candidates for OCD Therapy

TMS is an effective treatment for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. When considering candidates for this therapy, we can highlight several key groups:
The optimal candidates are those with treatment-resistant OCD who have failed at least one trial of a standard OCD medication at an adequate dose and duration. TMS offers new hope for such patients. However, we must carefully evaluate each person to determine whether they will benefit from our mental healthcare approach.

Benefits of Our OCD Therapy

Cost of TMS for OCD
in Greeley, CO

The cost of TMS in Greeley, CO, ranges from $200 to $500 per session. The total price of this treatment can vary depending on the number of sessions required, which is typically between 20 and 30. Additional factors impacting overall cost may include intake evaluations, follow-up appointments, and testing (EEG or MRI). Total out-of-pocket expenses for an entire course of TMS in the Greeley area can vary from $4,000 to $15,000.
It is easy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peralta for an accurate cost estimate. Midset TMS accepts most insurance plans. We also offer Advanced Care Card for uninsured patients. This financing service provides interest-free periods and flexible terms. Our supportive team always finds solutions that suit the patient’s goals, needs, and budget.

What Makes Our Mental Health Treatment
Different From Others?

Mindset TMS offers an innovative and FDA-approved therapy for OCD and other disorders. Our board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Nicholle Peralta, is dedicated to finding advanced solutions to help people raise their quality of life. The Mindset TMS team embodies compassion and commitment to guiding each patient on their unique path to recovery. We provide effective, pain-free treatments with maximum comfort.