TMS Therapy Near Me in Tampa

TMS Therapy Near Me

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an advanced treatment for
depression. With rising cases of depression, technology has made
advancements to help patients who don’t respond to depression
medications. Initial treatment for depression commonly involves talk
therapy and regulation medications. If this fails, transcranial magnetic
stimulation (TMS) may be done. The procedure stimulates the part of the
brain responsible for controlling your mood. It is aimed at improving a
patient’s mood while easing symptoms of depression.

How TMS Therapy Works

TMS therapy uses electromagnetic coils. The coil is placed against
your scalp. The coil is switched on and off repeatedly to release
magnetic pulses that stimulate your brain. The human brain is divided
into areas responsible for different tasks. TMS therapy targets the area
responsible for controlling moods.

Scientifically, when a patient suffers from severe depression, a part
of their brain has a reduced level of activity. With this therapy, the
inactive part is activated by stimulating the nerve cells in the

TMS therapy is non-invasive and painless. However, you will hear
clicking sounds and feel a tapping sensation on your forehead. There are
no sedation medications used in the procedure.

If you would like to undergo TMS therapy, ensure that:

  • You are not pregnant.

  • You don’t have any metal implants in your body.

  • You are not taking any medications or supplements.

  • You don’t have a brain problem such as a brain tumor.

  • You don’t have other mental conditions such as drug

  • You don’t have a history of epilepsy.

Inform your doctor about any of the above issues.

TMS therapy has no major risks or side effects, however, a patient
may experience lightheadedness, headache, or a tingling sensation on the
face. Patients who have had a TMS therapy session can drive back home
safely. TMS is best done 5 times a week for 6 weeks. Call us if you
would like an evaluation for TMS therapy.