What is TMS?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS is a treatment approved by the FDA for depression. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate brain areas. TMS is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Research also shows that TMS is effective in treating other mental health disorders.
How does TMS work?
TMS improves symptoms of depression and anxiety by resetting and growing the brain’s neural pathways through a process called neuroplasticity.
Activation of these brain areas and networks are achieved via magnetic pulses.
Activation of these neural pathways increases the amount of neural activity and neurotransmitters, like dopamine or serotonin. The increased activity of neurons first reduces depression symptoms while neuroplasticity improves depression long term.