Armand Schachter, M.D.

Galleria Office

After years of successfully treating Major Depressive Disorder, we are happy to announce that TMS is now approved to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

Armand Schachter, M.D.

Galleria Office

Dr. Schachter has been practicing psychiatry in Birmingham for over 20 years. In the last few years, his practice has started using TMS therapy to treat patients suffering from Major Depressive disorder as well as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. There is a hope that in future years, the TMS treatment will be approved for more diagnosis's.

  • Contact Information

    Phone: (205)994-8840

  • Consulations

    TMS is approved for treating major depressive disorder (MDD), and is covered by most insurance companies. Grayson & Associates P.C. is happy to be able to offer free consults to discuss eligibility and insurance coverage.

About TMS

During an rTMS session, an electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet painlessly delivers a magnetic pulse that stimulates nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression. It's thought to activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity in depression.

Though the biology of why rTMS works isn't completely understood, the stimulation appears to impact how the brain is working, which in turn seems to ease depression symptoms and improve mood.

There are different ways to perform the procedure, and techniques may change as experts learn more about the most effective ways to perform treatments.

Meet the Team

Dr. Schachter and his team of TMS technicians handle the entire process from beginning to end, including a free consultation. Please call our TMS team at (205)994-8840 to ask about our TMS consultations.


3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 500, Birmingham, AL 35244
Tel: (205) 994-8811