TMS Treatment for Depression in Norfolk County, MA
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy or TMS is a Non-invasive and Non-systemic stimulation of the brain.
If you, like many individuals, suffer from depression and have taken antidepressants and undergone counseling without seeing any substantial results, you should consider TMS treatment for depression. TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, uses magnets to stimulate the areas of the brain that affect your mood.
The TMS Therapy system generates highly concentrated, magnetic fields which are rapidly switched on and off. These magnetic fields do not directly affect the whole brain; they only reach a few centimeters into the brain, directly beneath the treatment coil. A TMS session is not invasive, so you do not have to worry about the risks of surgery or other serious procedures. You also can experience the benefits of treatment for depression without the negative side effects of medications like antidepressants.
TMS Therapy is a medical treatment which is delivered by a device that generates changing magnetic fields and it involves placement of a treatment coil over the scalp, passing a rapidly alternating current through the coil wire, which produces a magnetic field that passes unimpeded through the scalp and bone, resulting in electrical stimulation of the cortex. TMS was initially used to investigate nerve conduction; eg, TMS over the motor cortex will produce a contralateral muscular-evoked potential. The motor threshold, which is the minimum intensity of stimulation required to induce a motor response, is empirically determined for each person by localizing the site on the scalp for optimal stimulation of a hand muscle, then gradually increasing the intensity of stimulation.
Most indications require a series of treatments on consecutive days
If you live in Norfolk County, MA, and are interested in TMS treatment for depression, contact the team at Neuro Behavioral Center to learn more about how we can help you find long-lasting relief from depression. Read on to get answers to frequently asked questions about TMS therapy. You can also request an appointment online, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.