From The Chair Side

Questions our technicians get about treating depression with TMS Therapy

Rachel Nelson - Certified TMS Technician at TMS Solutions Lakewood

Rachel Nelson - Certified TMS Technician at TMS Solutions Lakewood



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TMS Therapy FAQ's - Are TMS and ECT similar treatments?

No, these treatments are very different. Unlike ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy), TMS treatments take place while the patient is fully awake, are completed in less than an hour. Patients do not experience short-term memory loss or confusion. Sedatives are not used in TMS treatments, and patients can drive themselves to-and-from treatments. In over 1.6 million treatments, less than .01% of patients experienced a seizure. In contrast, ECT intentionally causes a seizure. No systemic side effects are associated with TMS therapy.

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Topics: TMS Therapy FAQ's, TMS-vs-ECT

TMS Therapy FAQ's -  Will TMS work for me?

FAQ about TMS Therapy:

Will TMS work for me?

Rachel N. (Lakewood) -

TMS has proven to be an extremely powerful tool that can be utilized to achieve a certain mental stability.  It’s not a magic pill, and it won’t work on its own.  We believe there are practices that every patient can and should adopt while undergoing treatment. 

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Topics: TMS Therapy FAQ's