Benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Tampa

Benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

TMS is not just an alternative treatment for depression, it is an
effective treatment even for hopeless depression cases. According to
research, only a few patients seek help for depression. Unfortunately,
not all who seek treatment, actually get better. To address the ongoing
needs of patients, TMS was developed. TMS has been used since the 1980s
but was approved by FDA in 2008.

So what is TMS?

To understand TMS, let’s first understand depression. Depression is a
mental disorder that affects how a person feels and acts. Depression is
linked to the abnormal functioning of nerve cells in a specific part of
the brain.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a treatment that targets
the affected nerve cells. The treatment uses an electromagnetic coil
that is placed on your scalp. The coil releases magnetic pulses which
stimulate the affected nerve cells and brings them back to normal

Benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is non-invasive. Other treatments
such as ECT and shock therapy are invasive and have risks. No surgery is
involved in TMS.


Since its approval, it has gained popularity as a treatment option
for depression. Most insurance companies cover the treatment to a
certain extent.


TMS can fight major depression disorder (MDD) in 6 to 8 weeks. The
success rate of the treatment is at 2 out of 3 patients.

Mild Side Effects

You are already suffering from depression, so why increase the burden
if you are sensitive to antidepressants? Antidepressants can cause
undesirable side effects such as strong headaches, weight gain, etc.
Side effects involved in TMS are uncommon and include a mild headache,
lightheadedness, or mild discomfort in the area where the
electromagnetic coil is placed.


Some antidepressants are linked to a certain level of addiction. With
TMS, once the sessions are completed, the patient can resume a normal

No memory issues

Even though the treatment stimulates the brain, it doesn’t cause any
cognition problems.

Depression is a serious condition. If you have tried other treatments
without success, TMS is for you. Call us to schedule an evaluation