What you need to know about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

What is TMS? TMS is a non-invasive, effective way to stimulate or inhibit the brain to treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, OCD and PTSD. The procedure involves placing an electromagnetic coil on the scalp and delivering a series of magnetic impulses to brain parts associated with specific functions like mood regulation. What are…

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TMS: hope in the treatment of resistant depression

When I first heard of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, I must admit, I was a bit sceptical. I struggled to believe that a giant magnet held to your head could help patients struggling with Treatment Resistant Depression.  But, as study after study came in, with extremely positive results in traditionally hard to treat patients, I became increasingly frustrated. Why wasn’t…

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