TMS NeuroHealth NJ & Garden State TMS


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS):

An Effective New Depression Treatment Without Medication.

We know that seeking psychiatric care is not always easy and therefore would like to make the process as smooth as possible. At our practice, our clinical team takes the time to get to know you. In our initial evaluation, we will assess signs and symptoms for a variety of mental health conditions. This will entail exploring multiple aspects of your life; including biological, psychological, and social factors. By getting a good understanding of each of these components, we can then formulate a thorough and thoughtful treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.

We treat a wide range of behavioral and emotional disorders and provide medication prescription and management. We believe that psychiatric evaluation, in addition to complementary evidence-based therapeutic approaches, provides the best outcome for the patient. We have a supportive and compassionate environment and will work with you as a unique individual to address all of your concerns.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule your initial evaluation. Help is available!

We offer free consultations with our TMS Treatment Team to discuss Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a technique involving a magnetic field to induce an electric current in neurons. It allows clinicians to non-invasively modulate the brain activity without any pain.

rTMS was first developed in 1982. rTMS has since been widely used in research settings with clinical trials on conditions such as depression, Parkinson’s disease, migraine, OCD, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders.

The FDA approved the clinical use of rTMS the treatment of Major Depression Disorder (MDD) in 2008.

The Magstim Rapid2 stimulator discharges current in a stimulating coil. That coil generates a magnetic pulse with field strength similar to that of an MRI machine. The magnetic field then creates an electrical current within the brain.

Repetitive TMS pulses are administered with the Magstim coil on the patient’s head, targeting the region of the brain which regulates decision making, working memory, and emotions. In depressed patients, that region of the brain (left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex) is shown to be non-responsive compared to healthy patients.

This depolarizes the neurons in that lobe, stimulating monoamine neurotransmitters and increased function of the electrical circuits that drive brain activity. An increase in brain activity increases blood flow, oxygen levels and sugar metabolism; the result is improved activity of the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine) which drastically alleviates the symptoms of depression and which provides an opportunity to achieve full remission for nearly half of the people that complete this protocol (37.5 minutes at 10 pulses/second for four seconds, 26 second intervals, 3,000 pulses total).

The initial treatment plan usually consists of 5 treatments per week over 6 week period, for an average of 30-36 total treatments. Additional treatments may be used to maintain optimal antidepressant effects. Each treatment session lasts about 20-30 minutes.

rTMS therapy does not cause the side-effects associated with antidepressant medications. Antidepressant systemic side-effects are numerous: anxiety, blurred vision, diarrhea/constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, insomnia/drowsiness, nausea, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and memory loss.

While rTMS is only currently FDA approved for the treatment of MDD, rTMS is being utilized for off-label treatment off anxiety disorders, PTSD, autism, tinnitus, chronic pain disorders, and for the treatment of addictions.

Here at TMS NeuroHealth NJ, we have been providing TMS services for 3 years. During this time, we have treated well over 300 patients. We are currently at a 70% success rate; meaning that those beginning treatment as severely depressed (BDI score >29), end treatment no longer in the severe range as indicated by a minimum of 50% reduction of their depressive symptoms. The chart above depicts BDI scores for our first 52 patients.

*Clinical study data was presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Annual Conference. The TMS study’s investigator, Linda L. Carpenter, M.D., Professor at Brown University School of Medicine, and Chief of The Mood Disorder’s Program, Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Nearly 3 of 4 improved significantly (50% symptom reduction)
  • Nearly 1 in 2 achieved remission from depression (free of symptoms)
  • Sustainable symptom relief for over 12 months (maintenance therapy as needed)

The FDA acknowledges that the Magstim Rapid2 Therapy System can be safely and effectively used for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. It is substantially equivalent to other devices on the market. The most common side effects reported in clinical studies are scalp discomfort at the treatment site and headaches. These sides effects were mild and transient and usually fade away in the first week of treatments. In a very small number of instances, there were reports of seizures. TMS showed no long-term side-effects.

If you are a patient suffering from depression who has not had satisfactory results from standard antidepressant medication, TMS therapy may be able to help.

If you agree with two or more of these statements,

  • Depression symptoms have interfered with my daily life.
  • I am not satisfied with the results I get from depression medication.
  • I have had, or have worried about, side effects from depression medications.
  • I have switched medications for depression due to side effects.
  • I am interested in a proven, non-drug therapy for depression.

For patients with depression who have not benefited from antidepressant medication; TMS therapy can offer hope.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is now covered by most commercial insurances.

If you are uninsured, have Medicaid, or are seeking off-label TMS therapy we offer a sliding-scale fee. Our belief is the cost of treatment should never be a deterrent for getting the help you need!

Please call 732-532-4564 to discuss your specific situation or concerns. We are here to help!





TMS NeuroHealth NJ & Garden State TMS

TMS NeuroHealth NJ/Garden State TMS


TMS NeuroHealth NJ & Garden State TMS

TMS Testimonials

“This stuff (TMS) made me feel wonderful. Everything went very smoothly.”
Ronald P.
“I was very happy with my TMS experience. The staff, especially Melissa and Carissa, were so kind and helpful. The office is clean and it’s convenient to my house.”
Christina P.
“Helped with mood and depression, without it I was a lot worse. Michele was an excellent technician. I’d recommend it to others.”
Ahmed H.

Dr.Muhammad Ali Abbas MD

Dr. Muhammad Abbas is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. 

Located in Colts Neck, Brick, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. 

One Step Closer to a Brighter Tomorrow.

Colts Neck TMS & Main Office Location:
5 Professional Circle
Suite 110
Colts Neck, NJ

Brick TMS Location:
1683 NJ-88
Brick, NJ 08724

East Brunswick TMS Location:
180 Tices Lane, Building A 
Suite 106
East Brunswick, NJ 08816