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A 5-Day Treatment for Depression


Kaizen Brain Center’s Accelerated TMS Program is an accelerated form of TMS. Traditional TMS treatment typically takes 6-7 weeks, whereas Kaizen Brain Center’s Accelerated TMS program dramatically reduces the treatment period to just 5 days. A core feature of this program is the precise targeting of the depression area, identified using fMRI, and stimulation of that area with high doses of magnetic stimulation in an accelerated manner.

Shan-Siddiqi, neuropsychiatrist, Harvard

Dr. Shan Siddiqi, neuropsychiatrist and Director of Psychiatric Neuromodulation Research at Harvard Medical School, is one of the world’s experts in developing this form of personalized targeting using fMRI – a form of imaging that looks at changes in blood flow, to identify the precise location connected to the depression area. Armed with a map of a patient’s unique brain circuits, Kaizen Brain Center can now target TMS stimulation to precise coordinates within the brain and curate a highly personalized treatment plan.

From this neural network mapping example, we can conclude the optimal depression stimulation area is shown in purple.

Dr. Siddiqi and Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, Neuropsychiatrist and Kaizen Medical Director, worked together back in 2018 to form Kaizen Brain Center, the first clinical center in the nation to implement the new neural network mapping technology incorporating an individual’s clinical history and interdisciplinary, neuroscience-based approach. Since then, Kaizen Brain Center has performed thousands of treatments using this personalized approach.

Learn more about Advancements in Brain Stimulation with Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, Neuropsychiatrist & Founder of Kaizen Brain Center

In a recent study conducted and published by Stanford, high doses of magnetic brain stimulation, given on an accelerated timeline and individually targeted, caused remission in nearly 80% of trial participants with severe depression. This groundbreaking experimental depression treatment is known as Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy or simply Stanford Neuromodulation Therapy (SAINT/SNT).

Click here to learn more about the Stanford study


treatment period using highly personalized and targeted TMS


symptom improvement within 5 days of treatment

The promise of the Stanford-led study of the SAINT/SNT protocol has created a buzz both nationally and internationally. Kaizen’s Accelerated TMS program is modelled closely to SAINT/SNT with a holistic approach to cognitive health. Kaizen Brain Center’s TMS treatment is complemented with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Brain Training, and other integrative therapies including Lifestyle Modification with diet, exercise, and sleep enhancements.

Dr. Siddiqi has published several papers about personalized brain stimulation including:

Brain stimulation and brain lesions converge on common causal circuits in neuropsychiatric disease

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with Resting-State Network Targeting for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blinded Pilot Study

Bringing Human Brain Connectomics to Clinical Practice in Psychiatry

Identification of Personalized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Targets Based on Subgenual Cingulate Connectivity: An Independent Replication

Distinct Symptom-Specific Treatment Targets for Circuit-Based Neuromodulation

Click here to learn more about Dr. Siddiqi

If you or a loved one are looking for relief from treatment-resistant depression, Kaizen Brain Center’s Accelerated TMS Program may be right for you.


What is the difference between traditional TMS treatment and accelerated TMS?

Traditional TMS treatment typically takes 6-7 weeks. Kaizen Brain Center’s Accelerated TMS Program is a 5-day treatment achieved through innovative brain mapping to identify the precise location connected to the depression area and development of a highly personalized treatment plan.

What are the side effects?

Typical side effects include temporary fatigue and headaches.

How quickly can I feel relief?

Most patients find relief in 2-3 days and report that their depression “lifted”.

After I have the treatment, what happens next?

The specialized team at Kaizen Brain Center maintains a connection to patients using convenient remote monitoring. Out-of-state and international patients can find comfort knowing there is no need to travel back to our clinic for a follow-up.

What is the minimum treatment age?

Kaizen Brain Center can treat all patients age 18 and up.

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