All About TMS
All About TMS
The History of TMS Therapy
Since the 1980s, transcranial magnetic stimulation has been used to study nerve fibers that carry information about movements from the brain to the spinal cord and on to the muscles.
In the late 1990s, physicians began to explore the potential of TMS for the treatment of depression. Since then, more than 100 randomized, controlled trials studying transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for depression have been conducted by investigators throughout the world.
NeuroStar TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) Therapy was FDA-cleared in October 2008 for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant medications. Using pulsed magnetic fields, TMS therapy stimulates the part of the brain thought to be involved with mood regulation.
TMS Therapy is a short outpatient procedure, performed in your psychiatrist’s office under his or her supervision while you remain awake and alert. A standard course of treatment consists of 36 treatments; each treatment typically lasts less than 18 minutes.
Mechanism of Action (How TMS Works)
Concierge TMS utilizes best-in-class NeuroStar TMS equipment. Below is a video explaining the mechanism of action in NeuroStar TMS. Dr. Schwartz will provide more detailed information about the principles of TMS and its benefit in treating depression during your initial consultation.
More About TMS
We understand that you may have a lot of questions about this potentially life-changing treatment modality. Please know that Dr. Schwartz and our staff are available to address all of your concerns.
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