Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Specialist
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation may b tried when other depression treatments haven't worked.
With TMS, a large electromagnetic coil is placed against your scalp near your forehead. The electromagnet used in TMS creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control and depression.
How it Works:
How TMS helps relieve depression isn't completely understood. It's thought that magnetic pulses stimulate nerve cells in the region of your brain involved in mood control. This stimulation appears to affect how this part of the brain is working, which in turn seems to ease depression symptoms and improve mood.
Some Facts About Depression:
If you are suffering from depression, you are not alone.
- Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. live with this serious illness
- About 4 million of these do not benefit from standard antidepressant medication