TMS Therapy for Depression in Tampa

TMS Therapy for Depression

Are you a patient who has struggled with depression and no treatment
seems to work? TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy is an
alternative treatment for depression, especially for patients like you.
Following the popularity and effectiveness of TMS therapy for
depression, FDA approved it as a treatment option for depression in
2008. Since then, it has been used on many patients and it has been very

TMS therapy for depression is administered continuously over a
specified time. It is most effectively done consecutively for 5 days a
week over a period of 6 to 8 weeks as advised by your doctor.

TMS therapy is only administered at a TMS clinic and therefore
patients may need to adjust their daily schedules.

How TMS Therapy for Depression Works

TMS therapy for depression uses an electromagnetic coil placed on
your scalp. The coil releases magnetic energy. Your doctor determines
the amount of magnetic energy required for your therapy. Magnetic pulses
are sent to your brain to stimulate a specific part that is responsible
for controlling your depression symptoms.

TMS Therapy for Depression Vs. Other Treatments

TMS Therapy vs. Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation treatment is invasive and can cause brain
seizures while TMS therapy is non-invasive.

TMS Therapy vs. Antidepressants

TMS therapy doesn’t become addictive while some antidepressants are
known to cause addiction when used often. Patients who have experienced
addiction should stop the use of antidepressants and try TMS

TMS therapy has little to no side effects. Antidepressants usually
have side effects that include strong headaches, stomach issues, weight
fluctuation, etc. TMS therapy does not have major side effects except
mild discomfort in the area where the magnetic coil is placed and
sometimes mild headaches.

If you would like to get help in fighting your stubborn episodes of
depression, talk with our experts. Depression can be life-threatening,
get help today.