What is TMS Therapy?

Frequently Asked Questions

 

WHAT IS TMS  TREATMENT ?

The TMS Therapy is a non-invasive treatment based on repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). Magnetic pulses are delivered to stimulate nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling mood, which is often under active in patients with depression. Repeated stimulation of this part of the brain has proven to produce an antidepressant effect on people suffering from depression.


WHO CAN GET TMS TREATMENT?

TMS Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvements or resistant to prior antidepressant medications.


HOW DOES TMS  FEEL?

During treatment, you hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head. Many patients will be able to watch television or read a magazine during treatment.


ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO TMS TREATMENT?

The treatment is without the side effects typically experienced with antidepressants. Some patients report of a mild discomfort or headache, but you should be able to resume your daily activities right after the treatment.


WHAT IS THE DURATION AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET TMS TREATMENT?

The  duration of the Theta Burst Stimulation TMS Therapy is 3 minutes 8 seconds long per day and is administered 5 times a week, over a period of 7 weeks.

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