Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy)
Alternative treatments for depression
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a potential new treatment for depression and other psychiatric disorders.
It has gained increasing attention in recent years as research is progressively conducted to establish its role in treatment programs.
There is an emerging consensus that TMS does have antidepressant activity and may play a useful role in the treatment of patients with depression.
This has lead to its approval for clinical use in a number of countries including the USA.
How does it work?
TMS uses a very focused magnetic field to activate specific areas of the brain.
Repeated TMS stimulation progressively alters brain activity improving depression in some patients.
TMS requires no anaesthesia or medication and generally you may go about normal activities immediately following the treatment.