TMS Efficacy
for OCD




TMS Efficacy
for OCD



Efficacy for OCD

BrainsWay OCD therapy can significantly improve OCD symptoms.

Efficacy for OCD

BrainsWay OCD therapy can significantly improve OCD symptoms.

A multi-center study published in 2019 by the American Journal of Psychiatry confirmed the treatment’s efficacy, concluding that focusing brain stimulation on “the medial prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex significantly improved OCD symptoms.”

The 2019 study concluded that after six weeks of treatment, there was a statistically significant improvement in OCD symptoms for the study’s active treatment group when compared to the placebo group. The study also found the improvement was maintained at least one month after the treatment’s end, at week 10.

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Based on recorded data of over 200 patients, Deep TMS has been shown to have an even greater effect in a real-life clinical practice setting. >70% of patients reached first response and >60% attained sustained response after an average of 18-19 Deep TMS sessions or 28-30 days.

Deep TMS OCD Protocol

Deep TMS OCD Protocol

Deep TMS sessions for OCD treatment involve a brief personalized provocation, or exposure, to activate the relevant areas of the brain, followed by an 18-minute TMS treatment. A full course of BrainsWay OCD usually requires daily sessions over a six-week period.
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When Does TMS Therapy for OCD Start to Work?

When Does TMS Therapy for OCD Start to Work?

Your individual response to TMS for OCD may depend on the severity of your OCD symptoms and on how long you’ve been affected by OCD.

Your individual response to TMS for OCD may depend on the severity of your OCD symptoms and on how long you’ve been affected by OCD.

Most people start to see some changes within the first couple of weeks. For some, it may take a little longer. When you’ve been living with OCD for a long time, it can sometimes be difficult to recognize when changes occur, especially when they happen gradually.

You might notice that you’re having fewer intrusive thoughts, and those thoughts are less distressing to you. Or you might notice your urges to engage in compulsive behavior are less frequent, and not as strong.

Is TMS for OCD Covered by Your Insurance?

Is TMS for OCD Covered by Your Insurance?

Even though TMS has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of OCD, insurance has not widely started covering treatment. We hope this will be changed soon and your insurance begins covering OCD treatment.

At True North TMS, we want to help you get the treatment needed for your obsessive compulsive disorder. We will inquire about insurance coverage on your behalf and/or offer cash payment and flexible financing options for treatment.