Transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS), is a form of brain stimulation therapy. Non-invasive anxiety depression uses electromagnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells. It is effective in treating symptoms of mental or neurological disorders. It can be used to treat patients who are not able to respond to antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. TMS was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The effectiveness of TMS in treating anxiety and Parkinson’s disease has been demonstrated. They can often be interchanged.
TMS Treatment: What it does
TMS Therapy can only be performed by professionals. This procedure can be done in an outpatient clinic or at home. You don’t have to be there if the procedure is performed in a hospital.
You will need to take out any magnet-sensitive or sensitive items such as jewelry before the procedure.
These are just a few of the many things you can expect from TMS
- To reduce the sound of magnetic impulses clicking, your technician will recommend that you wear earplugs. The technician will help you find a comfortable seat. General anesthesia will not be administered to you. You will remain awake throughout the procedure.
- Your technician will measure your head if this is your first session. To personalize the TMS machine, additional measurements will be required.
- The technician will place the coil over your brain’s frontal area. The technician will then begin the treatment.
- As the magnetic impulses are released, you will hear a clicking sound. You’ll hear a clicking sound under the magnetic coil.
- The whole procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes. After the procedure, you can drive home and resume your normal activities.
The procedure will be repeated five days per week for approximately four to six weeks. Your response to the treatment and your specific conditions will determine how long it takes.
Treatment for depression using TMS
TMS’s primary purpose is to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). Sometimes, it’s called a depressive disorder. This is the best treatment option if you are unable to find relief from medication or psychotherapy. This is known as treatment-resistant depression. These treatments are not effective for approximately 30% of people suffering from depression.
The prefrontal cortex is less affected by depression. Depression symptoms include fatigue, low energy, appetite changes, and mood swings. TMS stimulates nerve cells and increases activity.
Treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using TMS
TMS might be able to reduce obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). FDA approved OCD TMS. OCD patients suffering from OCD should look into TMS if they have not been able to respond to psychotherapy and medication.
OCD sufferers experience increased activity in the prefrontal cortex and the striatum. Hyperconnectivity and severe OCD symptoms can result. To reduce OCD symptoms, TMS can be used. It can block brain activity.
TMS treatment of anxiety
TMS can be used to treat OCD, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. These conditions can cause anxiety symptoms. TMS may also be helpful for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Anxiety may often be accompanied with an increase in activity of nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex. TMS may reduce activity in this area.