Cleared by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy is a procedure that uses
MRI strength magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve, or even eliminate, the symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) when other treatments have failed. Worldwide, over three million people have found relief with TMS Therapy.
A safe, drug-free, non-invasive, and effective depression treatment.
What to expect:
Four steps take place during the 15-40 minute TMS Therapy treatment to stimulate the depressed brain:
There are no systemic side effects like those that can occur while using prescription antidepressant medications.
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 discomfort at or near the treatment area during the session. If this occurs, it is temporary and typically lasts only the first week of treatment.