Is TMS the Same as ECT?

As a psychiatrist specializing in depression, I meet a lot of patients who confuse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with ECT.  It’s very easy to notice similarities between TMS and ECT – both are used to treat depression, and both involve placing an element over the head that sends signals into…

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  Managing depressive symptoms is an important aspect of any treatment for depression, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Wellness practices hold a great amount of value as a complementary approach that helps patients foster self compassion and self care during treatment. Not only do many of our patients report…

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Since the discovery of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression in the 1990s, there have been over 90 studies showing positive results — especially for patients who have not responded to antidepressant medications. Given the future potential for this technology, which stimulates the brain by using magnetic…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a relatively novel and highly effective treatment for depression, FDA approved since 2008. During a TMS treatment, the healthcare provider places a metal coil over a specific point on the patient’s head to send magnetic pulses to the brain. These pulses activate neurons in the…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (also known as TMS) is an FDA-approved treatment for major depressive disorder. It has been studied in a variety of different populations, but has been shown to be particularly effective in treating those who are suffering from treatment-resistant depression. At Madison Avenue TMS & Psychiatry, we work…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment for depression was approved by the FDA in 2008, after the first landmark study by J.P. O’Reardon and his colleagues (read our post about it here) (1). Researchers continued to work to determine how TMS could be optimally used to help more people with depression.…

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  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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In honor of suicide prevention week, we wanted to share with you some information on suicide in the US and a few important suicide prevention resources. Knowing the risk factors and warning signs can help prevent suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States…

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