It’s been widely documented that TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a highly-effective treatment for depression, especially in cases where medication and talk therapy have failed. But TMS can also help individuals who are struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and a type of TMS called “dTMS” (“deep TMS”) is now FDA-approved…

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Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health illnesses in the US and they can oftentimes co-occur. Nearly one-half of people who are diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.(1) When someone has been diagnosed with depression and also experiences symptoms of anxiety, referred…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (or “TMS”) is an incredible breakthrough in the treatment of depression, and it’s an excellent option for patients who haven’t experienced adequate symptom relief with antidepressants and therapy. But many patients wonder how the effect that TMS has on their brain actually works to alleviate the symptoms…

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Research links depression to a certain region of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex.(1,2) A new depression treatment, called transcranial magnetic stimulation (also referred to as TMS) works by stimulating the prefrontal cortex to relieve depression symptoms. To understand how TMS works as a treatment for depression, it first helps…

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Antidepressants are well-known to affect sleep quality. (1) So it’s natural for patients to wonder if TMS, an alternative depression treatment, can also cause insomnia or sleep disruption. The answer is not usually. In fact, TMS may actually improve sleep. The Relationship Between Depression and Insomnia Depression and insomnia have…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is proven to relieve symptoms of depression in patients who don’t find symptom relief with other treatments like antidepressants and therapy.(1,2) Most patients go through TMS with zero to mild side effects. But some patients may experience what is commonly called a “dip” about halfway through…

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