Benefits of TMS

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1. Non-Invasive: TMS is a non-invasive treatment that does not require surgery or anesthesia. Unlike other brain stimulation treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), TMS does not induce seizures or require sedation.

2. Low Side Effects: TMS has fewer side effects compared to traditional antidepressant medication, which can cause a range of physical and emotional side effects. Common side effects of TMS include mild headache and scalp discomfort, which typically resolve within a few hours.

3. Effective Treatment for Depression: TMS has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, with remission rates ranging from 30% to 60%. It may also be effective for other mood disorders such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

4. No Drug Interactions: TMS does not interact with medication or require patients to taper off medication before treatment. This makes it a safe treatment option for patients who are taking multiple medications or have complex medical conditions.

5. Fast Treatment: TMS treatment sessions are typically 30-60 minutes long and can be administered on an outpatient basis. Patients do not need to stay in a hospital or treatment centre and can resume their daily activities immediately following treatment.

6. Potential for Long-Term Remission: Studies have shown that the benefits of TMS may last for several months or even years following treatment. This can provide long-term relief for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Overall, TMS is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with depression and other mood disorders who have not responded to other treatments. It is a low-risk, non-invasive procedure with few side effects and the potential for long-term remission.