Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy – Inlandpsych Medical Group


FDA approved to treat:
Major Depressive Disorder
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an advanced therapy for the treatment of depression, including treatment-resistant depression (TRD). TMS is a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain associated with mood regulation. It has shown promise in cases where traditional treatments like medication and psychotherapy have not been effective. Here are some key points about TMS advanced depression therapy:

Indications: TMS is primarily used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) and is often considered when other treatments have not provided sufficient relief. It may also be used for other mood disorders.

Procedure: During a TMS session, a specialized device is used to deliver magnetic pulses to specific regions of the brain, typically the left prefrontal cortex. These magnetic pulses stimulate brain cells and help regulate mood.

Non-Invasive: TMS is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it does not require surgery or anesthesia. Patients are awake and alert during the treatment.

Treatment Duration: TMS typically involves daily sessions over several weeks, with each session lasting about 20 to 40 minutes. The exact duration and frequency of treatment can vary depending on individual needs and the specific TMS protocol used.

Safety: TMS is generally considered safe and well-tolerated. Unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), it does not induce seizures, and patients can resume their regular activities immediately after a session.

Common Side Effects: Some patients may experience mild side effects, such as scalp discomfort or a mild headache, but these side effects tend to diminish as the treatment progresses.

Effectiveness: TMS therapy has demonstrated efficacy in reducing depressive symptoms, especially in individuals with TRD. The level of imp

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