Getting Familiar with TMS Therapy

Getting to know transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS therapy) is the first step to ending depression. Too many that suffer from depression are hopeless because drugs and treatments have not helped. Many of those people are diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression. Some may feel they have no answers, but that is not the case. TMS therapy is FDA-approved and has lots of science supporting its effectiveness. TMS works for both depression and OCD. For OCD therapy in Philadelphia, you should give us a call.

Why does the therapy work? Depression is linked to inactivity in certain areas of the brain. TMS uses magnetism to stimulate those areas and encourage positive function. The areas targeted control mood and behavior. The magnetic pulse from the applicator passes through the skull and into the brain. The frequencies are strong enough to stimulate the brain but weak enough to cause the patient no harm.

Who administers the therapy? TMS is also prescribed by a TMS physician. After having the treatment prescribed, the doctor will then determine the motor threshold. Experienced TMS technicians administer treatments under the strict supervision of the TMS physician. In many cases, the TMS physician will also administer treatments. For a local doctor, reach out for TMS Philadelphia.

Do I have to worry about side effects? With most medical treatments, there are some side effects, but with TMS they are minimal. Most complain of headaches for a few hours after treatment, but not much more than that. There are rare cases of seizures during treatment, but that issue can be quickly rectified, and procedures can proceed.

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