How does TMS work?

TMS Therapy is a treatment that can be performed in a psychiatrist’s office, under his or her supervision, using a medical device called the TMS Therapy system.TMS Therapy is:

  • Non-invasive, i.e. it does not involve surgery. No anesthesia or sedation is required during this process as the patient needs to remain in his senses during this treatment.
  • Non-systemic, i.e. it does not need to be taken orally and doesn’t circulate in the blood stream throughout the body.

The conventional TMS treatment course constitutes of at least 5 treatments per week over a period of 4-6 weeks, for 20-30 total treatments on an average. Each treatment session is approximately 19-40 minutes long, depending on what the doctor determines is the correct protocol.

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Depression- A bleak cycle

Major depressive order is one of the prevalent pathologies of our time, affecting nearly 15 million American adults each year. The effects of depression are life changing, causing detriments to all effects of life, from relationships to work and even to to people’s basic daily routine. The physical source of depression lies in neutral structure within the human brain. Various abnormalities in the electrical functionality of the limbic system, which comprises brain networks controlling our emotions and drives, leads to major depressive disorder.

Brainsway Deep TMS-Innovative depression treatment

This treatment produces brief magnetic fields at amplitude similar to that used in MRI scanning. These magnetic fields stimulate the targeted brain area, generating excitation or inhibition of neurons in the left prefrontal cortex and improving depressive symptoms. The procedure typically requires daily sessions of 20 minutes over 4-6 weeks. During deep TMS depression treatment sessions, patients remain alert and awake. After the session patients can return home and resume their normal life.