Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment for depression that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate a specific region of the brain. FDA approved since 2008, TMS has come a long way in winning the support of the medical community and helping many people with depression find something that…

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is proven to have long-lasting results in the treatment of major depressive disorder. TMS is an outpatient, non-invasive procedure that treats depression by applying electromagnetic pulses to the mood centers of the brain. Treatment usually consists of one course of treatment lasting six weeks.   Is…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, non-systemic treatment that uses magnetic fields to treat major depressive disorder. It has been shown to provide successful relief from symptoms of treatment-resistant depression when other treatments, like antidepressants and talk therapy, have not shown significant or consistent results. (1,2,3) Some people may…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a six-week, one-course treatment therapy that gained FDA approval in 2008. TMS has been approved for the treatment of depression that does not respond to standard therapies like medications and talk therapy, often referred to as treatment-resistant depression. (1) TMS has shown positive results for…

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The global population is aging, and people over the age of 60 are making up a larger percentage of the world’s inhabitants. It is estimated that by 2050, the proportion of older adults will almost double. (1) Unfortunately, older adults may be at an increased risk for depression due to…

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When researchers conduct a study on a treatment for depression, how do they determine if the treatment was successful? Patients who struggle with depression may already know that success in treatment isn’t always simple to measure. For that reason, researchers have developed very specific tools and measurements to measure the…

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In treatment for depression, the greater the number treatment failures, the lower the likelihood of a successful outcome to the next treatment option (1,2). For people with treatment resistant depression, this may come as no surprise. But what methods have been explored to address treatment-resistant depression? There are two main…

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Patients who struggle with treatment-resistant depression know how difficult it can be to find a treatment option that really works to relieve their symptoms. They have often tried medication and psychotherapy, but have gotten little to no results. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a newer form of treatment, used for…

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  Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and antidepressant medication are both treatment options for depression that work in different ways. Antidepressant medication restores emotional balance to the chemicals in the brain, while transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses non-invasive magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain’s mood center. Studies have found similar success…

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