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 TMS?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment that uses magnetic pulses to improve electrical activity in the brain. TMS targets underactive neurons associated with mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. As TMS normalizes brain activity, symptoms improve.

What is PrTMS®?

As effective as TMS is for treating depression, PrTMS® is even better. This procedure developed by the team at MindSet improves results through their personalized approach. Standard TMS uses the same magnetic intensity for everyone and doesn’t stop to evaluate the real results showing improvement in the brainwaves.

These are the key features of PrTMS® that make a difference:

Brainwave analysis

Before PrTMS® treatment begins, the team at MindSet analyzes brainwave patterns using their PeakLogic ComfortScan™ EEG. They perform an electroencephalogram (EEG) without wires and get results in five minutes. An EEG is then used to map brainwave activity, highlighting abnormal patterns or brain arrhythmias.

Patient questionnaire

Patients complete a questionnaire that gives the team at MindSet information about their symptoms and provides an overview of mental health.

Data evaluation by PeakLogic Software

The brainwave map and symptom information are analyzed by the team’s leading-edge software. The results determine personalized treatment, including the magnetic intensity to use. Patients can receive the smallest level of magnetic stimulation during PrTMS®, yet still achieve the best results.

What should I expect during PrTMS® treatment?

During your treatment, you’ll relax in a comfortable chair while the TMS device is placed near your head and directed at the targeted areas in your brain. The patient will be in a relaxing environment.  The nurse/technician will administer the treatment according to the recommended protocol and doctor’s discretion.

The patient will hear and feel a light tapping sensation. For the initial course of treatment, you should plan to come in five days a week for 6-8 weeks.

Most patients report little side effects after treatment however, a slight drop in glucose may occur resulting in a mild headache.  To remedy this, MindSet patients are advised to have a snack containing sugar which is available in our waiting area. Patients are able to drive themselves home when the treatment session is finished.

Some patients report feeling a difference within just a few days. However, the majority of patients experience symptom improvement over their first few weeks of PrTMS® treatment.

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