Deep TMS

What is TMS?

TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a noninvasive and non-systemic therapy that directly stimulates brain structures associated with mental health conditions, such as depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This is done by activating deep brain structures through the use of directed electromagnetic fields that generate excitation or inhibition of neurons deep inside the brain, to influence the brain’s natural electrical activity.

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How Does It Work?

When these neurons are electrically stimulated, they begin to “reactivate” and release neurotransmitters. This ultimately “resets” neurons and allows them to change the way they connect and communicate with each other, therefore forming new pathways.

Why BrainsWay dTMS?

BrainsWay dTMS reaches deeper in the brain’s structure, helping maintain the magnetic field’s effectiveness without needing to increase the intensity to a level that risks causing an increase in scalp pain/discomfort. Through the avoidance of needing to increase intensity, dTMS broadens the scope of its electromagnetic field, reaching more relevant brain regions and structures while maintaining a safe level of activation.

Frequently Asked Questions

TMS

  • Uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way.
  • Outpatient procedure – patient stays awake the entire time.
  • Typical session lasts about 30 minutes, and patients can immediately return to their daily activities following treatment.
  • Common side effect – scalp pain/discomfort.

ECT

  • Uses electric current to induce a seizure.
  • Typically administered in a hospital with the patient sedated under anesthesia and can require an inpatient stay.
  • Typically, patients must schedule a hospital stay, and may not return to their daily activities for up to 2 weeks.
  • Common side effect – short term memory loss.
Combining dTMS with medication has actually been found to offer greater symptom relief than medication alone.
No, you do not need to be on medication while being treated with TMS. However, some patients notice a slight improvement within the first 1-2 weeks of treatment, while others do not report noticeable changes until weeks 4-5. A patient’s timeline of symptom relief does not mean that the treatment is ineffective.
Small changes are often first noticed by those around the patient (family, friends, or coworkers). However, patients have reported some of the following:
  • Better night’s sleep or getting out of bed easier.
  • Making more independent decisions
  • Mood – feeling less irritable and more patience.
  • Re-engaging in hobbies & activities.
  • Motivated to be more social.
dTMS has been tested in hundreds of clinical studies for various clinical indications, in leading institutions worldwide. The FDA has cleared dTMS therapy for depression, anxious-depression, OCD, and smoking cessation.
Proven safe and effective, dTMS has no known systemic side effects. The most common side effect is temporary, mild scalp pain or discomfort which occurs during the treatment session.

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