TMS Therapy Providers located in San Diego, CA
The conventional treatments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can temporarily boost the ability to concentrate and teach skills for managing daily life, but they don’t treat the source of the problem: brain arrhythmias. Team at MindSet have a better treatment option called personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (PrTMS®). PrTMS® is an effective, noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic impulses to restore normal brain activity and relieve the symptoms of ADHD. To schedule an appointment, call the office in San Diego, California, or use the online booking feature.
ADHD Q & A
What is ADHD
ADHD is a neurological disorder that affects the brain networks responsible for self-regulation and executive function. Children and adults with ADHD struggle with issues such as attention and concentration, planning activities, goal-directed behaviors, and self-control or emotional regulation.
The source of ADHD is dysfunctional brain activity or altered brainwaves. As a result, children with ADHD aren’t purposefully misbehaving; they’re overwhelmed because their brains can’t process all the information properly.
What symptoms develop due to ADHD?
ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, but for many children, the challenges and symptoms continue throughout their adult life. ADHD symptoms are placed into two categories, inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity.
Some patients with ADHD only have symptoms of inattention without hyperactivity, while others struggle with symptoms from both categories.
Examples of inattention include:
- Not paying attention to details
- Making careless mistakes
- Struggling to organize tasks
- Losing important items
- Forgetting to do chores or homework
Examples of hyperactivity and impulsivity include:
- Fidgeting when seated
- Being unable to wait for one’s turn
- Talking excessively
- Interrupting conversations and activities
- Running, climbing, or other activities when they’re inappropriate
Children and adults are diagnosed with ADHD when their symptoms are frequent or severe enough to interfere with socializing, forming friendships, and having success at school or work.
What is PrTMS?
PrTMS uses TMS to treat ADHD but significantly improves on the procedure by personalizing therapy to meet the brain’s unique brainwave pattern. Our team at MindSet has developed three steps to optimize PrTMS results.
For the first step, they map brainwave activity using an electroencephalogram (EEG). Using our AI program, we can produce an accurate image of the brain’s electrical activity, allowing us to identify brain arrhythmias.
For the second step, patients complete a questionnaire that identifies symptoms, giving the team a comprehensive analysis of mental health and enabling them to target the precise brain areas that are associated with a patient’s particular challenges.
Finally, the EEG data and self-reported symptoms are evaluated by their innovative AI software. This advanced program produces the information needed to develop a customized PrTMS therapy protocol for each unique brain mapping.
What should I expect during PrTMS treatment?
Your treatment will consist of five sessions every week for 6-8 weeks. The sessions only take about 30 minutes, and when they’re over, patients can get back to normal daily activities.
Throughout treatment, patients have additional EEGs to evaluate progress and refine the PrTMS therapy. This ongoing evaluation gives the team at MindSet the ability to use the lowest possible TMS intensity to achieve optimal results.
Most patients at MindSet experience an improvement in their ADHD symptoms within several weeks of when their PrTMS treatments begin. Though not as common, patients may notice results within a few days.
If you or someone you know struggles with ADHD and especially if the symptoms don’t respond to conventional treatments, PrTMS can help. To schedule an appointment please don’t hesitate to give us a call.