Many patients who try antidepressants and don’t find relief from their symptoms understandably feel frustrated. If they choose to try TMS, they’re often eager to know how long it will take until they start to feel better.  What I always tell my patients is that, as with any treatment, it’s…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a medication-free, FDA-approved treatment that has been shown to be highly effective at treating symptoms of depression, even for patients who are considered treatment-resistant–meaning they haven’t found relief (or enough relief) from their symptoms with antidepressants.(1) If you’re considering TMS, you’re probably curious about what…

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Can TMS Cause Seizures?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a therapy that, for many reasons, is becoming more commonly used to treat mental health conditions like depression and OCD. Some of the reasons TMS has gained popularity are that it’s medication-free, safe, effective, and well-tolerated (patients experience few, if any, side effects). While TMS…

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While depression is not a normal part of aging, adults aged 65 and older have an increased risk of developing depression. What’s more, is that treating late-life depression is challenging, and studies show that antidepressants aren’t as effective in older patients as they are in younger ones.(1) Treatment resistance is…

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When searching for information about TMS online, you may find some articles debating whether it’s legitimate. While TMS is becoming more widely known, many people aren’t aware of the positive outcomes that TMS can provide for patients with certain mental health conditions, especially depression and OCD. The National Institute of…

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One question I’m often asked when discussing transcranial magnetic stimulation with my patients is, “Does TMS hurt?”  TMS is a painless procedure performed while patients are awake and alert, and requires no anesthesia. While some patients may report some scalp discomfort, this usually subsides after the first week of treatment. …

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation is proven as an effective treatment for the symptoms of certain mental and behavioral conditions, like depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. TMS helps relieve symptoms even when traditional treatments like medication are not enough (referred to as treatment resistance). While no depression treatment is considered permanent, studies show…

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Is TMS Therapy Safe?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a medication-free, non-invasive therapy that has been proven safe and effective for the treatment of mental health conditions such as depression, anxious depression, and OCD.(1) TMS is an important treatment option for patients because it is proven to help treat symptoms of depression, anxious depression,…

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Deep TMS is FDA-approved to treat mood and behavioral disorders, including depression and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). But studies show that Deep TMS may also be a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain. What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than three months, although…

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Addiction is a severe form of substance use disorder (SUD), a mental health condition that occurs when a person lacks the ability to control the consumption of substances like alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Substance abuse wreaks havoc on an individual’s health and ability to function in daily activities, and…

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