Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an FDA approved, safe and effective treatment for psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety associated with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). TMS works by using MRI-strength magnetic pulses to stimulate specific regions of the brain. It is an outpatient procedure that does not affect cognition so patients can leave the session without assistance and immediately resume their daily activities.
TMS is typically recommended when other treatments, such as medications and psychotherapy, have not been helpful. Approximately 50-60% of people with medication-resistant depression will experience a clinically meaningful response with 20-30% reaching full remission, meaning complete resolution of symptoms. Since TMS does not involve the use of psychiatric medications, it is also considered in individuals who have difficulties tolerating antidepressants due to side effects.