Approved by the FDA in 2008 with over 3 million treatments completed. TMS Therapy is a medical technology breakthrough in the treatment of Major Depression Disorder (MDD). TMS Therapy is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS may be tried when other depression treatments have failed.
A safe, noninvasive, and effective depression treatment without medication.
What to expect:
To stimulate the depressed brain using TMS Therapy, there are four steps that take place during the 15-40 minute treatment:
No systemic side effects like found in prescription anti-depressant treatments below.
During treatment, the patient hears a clicking sound and feels a tapping sensation on the head. The most common side effect is generally a mild-to-moderate pain or discomfort at or near the treatment area during the session. When this occurs it is temporary, and typically occurs only during the first week of treatment.