What is deep TMS?
Deep TMS Therapy, otherwise known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy, is a groundbreaking, drug free, and non-invasive treatment for depression. During a TMS session, a helmet is placed on the patient’s head, and magnetic pulses stimulate areas of the brain known for mood regulation. This is usually the area identified as being underactive from patients who suffer from depression. Our deep TMS therapy is non-invasive, does not generate systemic side effects, and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia.
Deep TMS vs. ECT
Unlike ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy) which requires hospitalization, Brainsways deep TMS treatment sessions last just 20 minutes. Patients can drive themselves to and from treatment, which means they can continue to their normal lifestyle without disruption. 75% of patient’s treated with Brainsway’s deep TMS saw significant improvement or remission in symptoms of depression. Deep TMS even works for those with treatment-resistant depression.
Is dTMS Safe?
Deep TMS is extremely safe with minimal side effects and is proven to be effective by extensive scientific research. Deep TMS technology is FDA approved and covered by most insurance.