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At California Medical Behavioral TMS Therapy, we believe that there is no “one-size fits all” approach to treating depression. While anti-depressants and psychotherapy can be viable treatment options for some individuals, they do not work for everyone.

TMS Therapy targets an area of the brain called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is involved in mood regulation and has been shown to be under-active in individuals struggling from depression.

We know it can be overwhelming when deciding between treatment options for yourself or a loved one. That is why we are committed to helping you every step of the way.


The most trusted and experienced doctors in the USA


Smit Chauhan


Mahipal Chaudhri


Yashwant Chaudhri


We take care of patients like newly born children

For more than 35 years, California Medical Behavioral Health providers have served as leaders in behavioral and mental health care. We understand that physical, mental, financial, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being are interconnected. That’s why we don’t just focus on mental health, we focus on the whole self.

35+ Years Professional Experience

We are currently accepting new TMS patients at our National City, Santee and Oceanside locations, and are one of a select few providers in San Diego, CA offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression.

Yashwant Chaudhri

CEO, CMB TMS Therapy

Why we are the best?

Safe & Effective

As an FDA-approved treatment, TMS Therapy has undergone rigorous clinical trials to determine its safety and efficacy.

In-Office Treatment

TMS Therapy is performed 5 days per week, for a period of 4-6 weeks in a psychiatrist's office.

No Side Effects

TMS Therapy is a non-drug, non-systemic treatment option, so it does not have the same side effects that are associated with traditional anti-depressant medications.

Minimal Discomfort

Temporary pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site during TMS Therapy is common, but typically resolves within the first week.


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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy, is a non-invasive, non-systemic, non-drug treatment for depression. TMS Therapy uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to the magnetic field produced by an MRI machine, to stimulate the under-active area of your brain thought to control mood.
TMS Therapy uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate the areas of the brain that are thought to function differently in patients with depression. The magnetic field produces an electric current in the brain that stimulates the brain cells (neurons). This results in changes in the brain that are thought to be beneficial in the treatment of depression.
The most common side effect related to treatment is scalp pain or discomfort during treatment sessions — generally mild to moderate. If necessary, you can treat this discomfort with an over-the-counter analgesic. If these side effects persist, your doctor can temporarily reduce the strength of the magnetic field pulses being administered in order to make treatment more comfortable. Less than 5% of patients treated with TMS Therapy discontinued treatment due to side effects.
TMS Therapy is well tolerated and has been proven to be safe in clinical trials. Throughout over 10,000 active treatments performed in clinical trials, the most commonly reported side effect related to treatment was scalp pain or discomfort during treatment sessions. These side effects were generally mild to moderate, and occurred less frequently after the first week of treatment. Over 10,000 TMS Therapy treatments were administered during clinical trials to demonstrate its safety, with no occurrence of seizures. However, there is a small risk of a seizure occurring during treatment. This risk is no greater than what has been observed with oral antidepressant medications. While TMS Therapy has been proven effective, not all patients will benefit from it. Patients should be carefully monitored for worsening symptoms, signs or symptoms of suicidal behavior, and/or unusual behavior. Families and caregivers should also be aware of the need to observe patients and notify their treatment provider if symptoms worsen.
The time it takes to notice results with TMS Therapy will vary patient to patient. Some patients may notice a slight improvement in their depressive symptoms after one to two weeks of treatment, while others may not have noticeable changes until weeks four or five of treatment. If it takes longer to notice improvements in your depressive symptoms compared to someone else, this does not mean that the treatment is ineffective. Ultimately, the effects of TMS Therapy are the same: relief of depressive symptoms that are long lasting.