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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Adnan Durrani, M.D. -  - Psychiatrist

Adnan Durrani, M.D.

Psychiatrist located in Lorton, Suite 123, VA

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is an innovative approach to treating depression in those who have not found success using traditional treatment options. Located in Lorton, Virginia, the office of Adnan Durrani, MD LLC, offers some of the most advanced techniques to help treat depression, including TMS. If you or a loved one is struggling under the weight of depression, call today to set up a visit or spend a few moments on the online booking page.


What is transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a noninvasive procedure that is FDA-approved for treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), migraines, and to help people stop smoking. It offers a great alternative to patients who have tried various other treatments and have not seen significant results. 

TMS works by delivering repetitive magnetic pulses to the nerve cells in your brain. Those pulses stimulate the targeted nerves, creating changes in brain function without the need for surgical or pharmaceutical intervention. 

Researchers believe that TMS works by activating regions of the brain that exhibit decreased activity as a result of depression. While TMS is not the initial treatment path for depression, it has shown remarkable results in those who have not been helped through talk therapy or drug therapy alone. 

What is it like to get TMS therapy?

Visiting Adnan Durrani, MD LLC, for TMS therapy is a simple and straightforward process. You’ll relax in the treatment chair as the magnetic coil is positioned near your temple above your hairline. There is no significant pressure on your head and no need to strap or secure the device in place. 

Once the treatment platform is activated, you’ll hear repetitive clicking sounds and feel a light tapping sensation in the treatment area. There is no pain and no need for advance preparation or any form of anesthesia. Sessions last around 40 minutes, and once your treatments are complete, you can simply resume your normal activities.  

Why choose TMS over conventional treatment for depression?

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It is a serious medical condition that can have a cascade of negative health effects. Finding an effective treatment path is essential to preserving your overall health and wellness. Sometimes people don’t find talk therapy effective in relieving depression. Medications can help but come with a long list of risks and potential side effects. TMS offers a path to relief that is safe, effective, and free from side effects. 

How long does it take to see results with TMS therapy?

It can take a few weeks to see how your body will respond to transcutaneous magnetic stimulation. Once your symptoms begin to improve, you’ll work with Dr. Durrani to restructure your existing treatment plans. Many patients find they no longer need medication to manage their depression after a few weeks of TMS. 

When you’re ready to try a new approach to managing depression, call the office or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.



Fee Structure

  • Initial evaluation (60 minutes) : $400
  • Medication management follow up (15 minutes) : $175
  • Psychotherapy/medication management follow up (45 minutes): $275
  • USCIS N648 evaluation: $1100
  • MEPS Waivers (Military Entrance Processing Stations): $400

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