TMS for Depression

About TMS Treatment

We are leaders in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and have offered the treatment since 2011. TMS is a safe, effective, non-drug, FDA-cleared treatment that uses gentle magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain, helping to better regulate mood in patients with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and potentially other illnesses. Often, TMS is successful at helping treat depression in patients who have not been able to find relief through other methods (antidepressants and talk therapy). Learn more about TMS, and find out if it is right for you.

We wrote the book
on TMS... literally.

Our team authored the first TMS-specific workbook to help patients battling depression. As pioneers in this area, we have studied outcomes and concluded that using the workbook, along with TMS treatment improves patient outcomes. Hundreds of physicians and technicians have registered for our program. Click below to check it out.

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Learn more about TMS.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an engineering marvel shown to be an effective means to stimulate the brain non-invasively. In 2008, the FDA cleared it as a safe, effective, non-medication treatment for depression following decades of rigorous clinical testing. TMS has since been FDA-cleared for additional therapeutic uses, including treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and smoking cessation, with promise for even more indications in the near future. To learn the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about TMS, check out our TMS VIDEO - FAQ blog post.

How does TMS work?

For patients with depression, specific areas of the brain have been shown to be underactive, particularly those involved in mood regulation. TMS uses gentle magnetic pulses to stimulate these areas, which improves the brain's ability to regulate mood.

Is TMS right for me?

We would love for you to speak with a member of our Interventional Services Team to see if TMS might be a good fit. Please complete this screening questionnaire and a team member will reach out to you.

If you've tried other depression treatments like medication therapy without success, there is still hope. Many of our patients have tried several types of treatment methods before they finally find success with TMS.

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Covered by most
insurance plans

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FDA-cleared, safe,
and non-drug

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Knowledgable and
experienced staff

We are the experts in TMS treatment.

As peer leaders in TMS, we recognize the importance of developing best practices as the benchmark for establishing outcomes-based guidelines and improving patient care. We also understand the significance of shared knowledge and we are passionate about educating our colleagues to benefit the TMS field. Our team is committed to helping our national and international colleagues with the practical application of TMS research. Our founder and CMO, Dr. Michelle Cochran, developed an educational course with the Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS) and serves as the Course Director. Because of her efforts on this course and other educational endeavors, she was awarded the CTMSS President’s Award. She has achieved the highest member honor bestowed by the American Psychiatric Association and the CTMSS, the Distinguished Lifetime Fellow, and Fellow of the Clinical TMS Society, respectively.

What are the stats
on TMS therapy?

Research reports clinical TMS for depression yields 60% response and 30% remission. Hovvever, in our office, we achieve much higher results. In fact, more than 70% of our patients reach remission from depression and more than 85% respond to treatment. We're able to optimize outcomes through the use of clinically-proven modalities, including combining TMS with cognitive behavioral therapy and behavioral activation techniques from the Train Your Brain Workbook.

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TMS VIDEO FAQs

Check out our blog.

We strive to educate, empower, and inspire patients to help them lead happier, healthier lives. Check out our blog for news and helpful information, expert tips, answers to some of your most frequently asked questions, and much more.

Meeting Professor Anthony Barker

At the annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Cochran was able to meet Professor Anthony Barker who was the keynote speaker this year. …

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2016 Annual meeting of Clinical TMS Society

The Clinical TMS Society was happy to host this Trio of TMS researchers to speak at the annual meeting of the society:  Professor Tony Barker, Sarah H. Lisanby, …

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2015 – Co-chairing the Clinical TMS Society’s meeting in Toronto

Dr. Cochran co-chaired the annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society with Dr. Paul Croarkin and was able to get to know Dr. Johnny O’Reardon who was the …

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Testimonial from a patient in our clinic

Bobbie says, “I completed my TMS therapy in December in Nashville. If I met anyone who is considering TMS, I would tell them to not waste another minute! …

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Speaking at the annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society

Dr Cochran was asked to speak at the annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society.  She spoke on integrating pharmacogenetic testing with TMS Care.

Testimonial from a patient

“I remember I had tried other doctors because I felt awful. I never connected until I met Dr. Cochran and her staff. They always assured me I would …

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Testimonial from our patient

I remember I had tried other doctors because I felt awful. I never connected until I met Dr. Cochran and her staff. They always assured me I would …

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Testimonial from Angie 2012

“I had been on antidepressants that didn’t do anything for me. In my life before TMS I had isolated myself from everyone. I didn’t want to go out …

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2012 – celebrating one year of helping patients with TMS

Dr. Cochran was interviewed by Channel 2 as the local expert.

Testimonial from 2011

“Before TMS I was unable to do almost anything. I felt like I had weights on my head and shoulders. I really wasn’t living. Now I can laugh, …

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Physician Recommended.
Patient Preferred.

Dr. Cochran at The Neuroscience and TMS center has served as my psychiatric care physician for the past 5 years. I have made tremendous progress while seeing her. She is attentive, thorough, and professional. I refer her to everyone I know in need of psychiatric care because I trust her and her staff completely. I am very thankful to be a patient of the Neuroscience and TMS center.

-CL

This hands down is the BEST doctor’s office I've ever been to. Not just on a psychiatric level, but just a medical setting in general. I love Dr. Becker and I'm beyond grateful that I found him. He is very personable and just one of the easiest people to talk to. And the front desk is great too and that goes a long way! So yes, 5 stars! I recommend this to anyone who needs to find a good and relaxed environment for psychiatry.

-MM

Mary is wonderful. She understands my medical condition and truly cares. She listens and comforts you in time of need. She is a true human being and doesn’t treat you like a number. She is very professional and knows her stuff.

-AC

Ali was amazing. We have searched for help for years for our son. It was nice for her to listen but then give great advice!! We are in the process of implementing her parenting plan and It is not easy but we can already see a difference!!

-ER

This was a great treatment for me. I have completed TMS therapy numerous times b/c I keep getting better and better. I suffered a traumatic brain injury and was steered towards TMS and it has helped me tremendously…This team knows what they are doing and I’m happy I had the opportunity to do this.

-JP

The staff are 100% committed to the clients’ health and well-being. They find solutions tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. If I could leave 10 stars, I would. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

-HH

Everyone from Dr. Becker on down has done an outstanding job. Professional and caring that is hard to find in medicine today and you guys provide both!! And, Emily is a real gem as the TMS tech.

-EPC, MD [VUMC]

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