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TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) works directly on neurons in the brain. Neurons are depolarized when the magnetic field is intensified, which makes them release the neurotransmitters that regulate brain function.
Approximately 75% of patients respond to treatment, and 50% of patients reach total remission.
TMS is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to achieve satisfactory improvements from prior antidepressant medication.
A TMS treatment session lasts approximately 18-37 minutes.
The treatment duration is 6 weeks, 5 days a week, with an additional six days at the end of the initial treatment to 'wean' off treatment.
TMS is also used to manage weight loss, quit smoking, and stop addictive behaviors. Repetitive (rTMS) pulses activate the dormant area of the prefrontal cortex for severe depression and help the area stay active even after the treatment, eliciting a long-term change. It stimulates other parts of the brain when treating OCD, alcoholism, smoking cessation, weight loss, tinnitus, and more.