New TMS Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Depression

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New TMS Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Depression

The FDA-cleared TMS Therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for a major depressive disorder that has been proven to work with few side effects. The device sends short magnetic pulses into specific areas in your brain, which helps block feed negativity by stimulating positive emotions instead!

TMS therapy for depression has been cleared by the FDA as an effective tool when used alone or when added to medication and/or psychotherapy. It effectively treats major depressive disorder (MDD), not otherwise specified (NOS), and double depression. The National Institutes of Health are also studying it for its effectiveness in treating severe depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

How does TMS work?

The basic principle of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is that a high-intensity magnetic field (generated by the TMS machine) induces an electrical current to flow through the wire loops in your brain, leading to temporary changes in brain cell activity. As a result, you experience a gentle tapping sensation on the scalp and feel nothing else. The magnetic pulses used in TMS therapy are similar to those that can be detected by an MRI machine or a typical radio. They are well below the level known to cause any harm.

Depression is a severe illness that can affect anyone. For some people, depression might last for months or years on end, while others may experience improvement after completing treatment with TMS therapy which lasts six weeks in most cases, but your provider can help discern how long your TMS treatment should be; because depression is different for everyone, six weeks might not work for you.

How do I know if the TMS Treatments are working?

You will know if TMS is working when you notice small increases in your mood. It can happen gradually, and it won’t feel monumental at first–but eventually, those little improvements add up! Your increased feeling of joy may continue for an extended period of time before lingering as a more lightweight emotion on top.