tms for patients
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive therapy that works by sending short magnetic pulses to the areas of the brain that influence thoughts, emotions and behaviors. TMS has shown to be an alternative treatment for the symptoms of depression and OCD.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
What is TMS
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, outpatient procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.
During the treatment, a small coil is placed on the patient’s head and painless magnetic pulses are sent to the targeted area of the brain. This stimulation can improve symptoms of depression and OCD.
TMS is a safe and well-tolerated treatment option that does not require any anesthesia or surgery. TMS treatment typically involves daily sessions over several weeks and patients can resume their normal activities immediately following each session.
If you have questions about TMS or whether it may be an appropriate treatment for you, speak with your healthcare provider.
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