How TMS Works

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Data has shown that TMS can non-invasively improve or eliminate depression symptoms without the side effects commonly associated with antidepressant medications.

Let’s break down the procedure.

How Does TMS Work?

TMS treatments are delivered from an innovative machine connected to a helmet patients wear during the procedure. The machine generates electromagnetic pulses at a rapid rate. The goal of the pulses is to target the part of your brain that is inactive and regulates mood. Simply put, the pulses activate portions of the brain that are not functioning at an optimal level.

During TMS, the magnetic fields move into the brain, and as a result, these fields produce small electrical currents. The goal is to boost inactive brain cells and release neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters naturally work to decrease common symptoms of depression.