Dr. Les Smith, M.D.
Psychiatrist, TMS Arkansas
What is TMS?
TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a safe and effective non-drug option for the treatment of depression with very minimal side effects. It is a non-invasive, neuromodulation technique that uses short magnetic pulses over the scalp to stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain that affects mood.
What is the the treatment process?
TMS therapy involves a series of treatment sessions that are approximately 20 minutes each and administered five days a week. A typical course of TMS treatment is four to six weeks. TMS does not require any sedation or general anesthesia, so the treatment is done in our office under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
Why should you address your depression?
Depression affects all people and clinical depression is not normal, just like hypertension is not normal. We don’t feel shame addressing our symptoms of hypertension so why do we feel it for having symptoms of depression?
• About one in 8 eight women can expect to develop clinical depression during their lifetime.
• Depression occurs most frequently in women aged 25 to 44.
• Although men are more likely than women to die by suicide, women report attempting suicide approximately twice as often as men.
Unfortunately medications rarely achieve remission. TMS is a new option available to you today. Let us explore options with you.
“Never give up and never give in, and always have a hand to hold on to in times of need.”
• Doctorate of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
• Double boarded in psychiatry and addictions.
700 S. Schiller, Ste. 300
Little Rock, AR 72201