The Science Behind TMS Therapy: How It Works and What to Expect

The Science Behind TMS Therapy: How It Works and What to Expect

For those who have tried various methods to combat depression with little success, there is still hope. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy offers an innovative, noninvasive treatment option that has been proven effective for many patients. In this blog post, we’ll explore the science behind TMS therapy, how it works, and what you can expect during treatment.

Understanding TMS Therapy

TMS therapy utilizes magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain involved in mood regulation. By targeting these regions, NeuroStar TMS therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression without the need for medications or invasive procedures. This FDA-cleared treatment is ideal for patients who have not responded well to traditional treatments, such as antidepressants or psychotherapy.

The Treatment Process

Before treatment, you will comfortably recline in a treatment chair as a magnetic coil is gently positioned over your head. During the session, the NeuroStar device directs magnetic stimulation to the targeted brain regions, producing a faint clicking sound and a tapping sensation. Each session takes about 20–40 minutes, and you’ll undergo treatments once per day, five days a week, for four to six weeks.

What to Expect After Treatment

One of the most significant benefits of TMS therapy is the minimal side effects and quick recovery time. After each session, you can immediately resume normal activities, including driving and reading, with no impact on your alertness or memory.

If you’re ready to explore the potential of NeuroStar TMS Therapy for depression treatment, contact Prime Behavioral Health by calling 817-778-8884. We’ll schedule a session right away and help you take the first step toward a brighter future. We proudly serve patients from Colleyville, Keller, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Bedford, Euless, Coppell, Elizabethtown, Watauga, Hurst, Haslet, Irving, Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding areas.

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