Is TMS effective for depression?

Is TMS effective for depression?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, drug free alternative treatment for major depressive disorder. Studies have shown that as many as 60% of people with treatment-resistant depression experience an improvement of their symptoms with TMS therapy.

Is TMS therapy safe?

As a noninvasive procedure, Deep TMS is a safe, proven and effective therapy course with relatively minor and passing side effects. That said, you should discuss Deep TMS with your doctor to determine if it is right for you and whether any precautions should be taken prior to or during treatment.

Does TMS work for anxiety?

Though research is limited, doctors have seen success using TMS to treat anxiety. Studies have shown significant benefit for individuals who have been diagnosed with “anxious depression” or depression and comorbid anxiety. In these types of cases, both depression and anxiety have been reduced through TMS.

Why is TMS painful?

Pain related to cortical TMS is most likely due to stimulation of the facial and trigeminal nerves, contractions of facial muscles, or the activation of nociceptors in the scalp and bone beneath the coil. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, these effects are transient.

Is TMS Therapy a hoax?

Across many research and clinical studies on TMS, there has been no evidence of TMS being an unsafe form of therapy. TMS Treatment is well tolerated by most patients and has not shown evidence of severe or adverse effects in patients. Myth #6. TMS can only be used as a therapy option for adult patients.

What does TMS feel like?

The actual treatment is not a pleasant feeling (although you’d be surprised at how many people we’ve seen fall asleep during TMS!), and most patients describe the sensation as “uncomfortable but tolerable.” Even though the device is only emitting magnetic pulses, it may feel like a tapping or knocking sensation on the …