3. How is TMS Therapy performed?
Patient Position: During a TMS Therapy session, the patient is comfortably seated in a chair. The emphasis on comfort is designed to ensure that the patient can relax and remain at ease throughout the procedure.
Specialized Device: The core component of TMS Therapy is a specialized device. This device generates and delivers magnetic pulses to specific areas of the patient’s brain. These magnetic pulses are carefully calibrated to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Targeted Brain Stimulation: The magnetic pulses generated by the TMS device are precisely aimed at specific regions of the patient’s brain that are associated with mood regulation. The goal is to stimulate and normalize neural activity in these areas, which is often believed to be disrupted in individuals with depression or other mental health conditions.
Session Frequency: TMS Therapy typically involves a series of sessions, which are administered daily over the course of several weeks. The specific duration and frequency of treatment may vary based on the patient’s condition and the treatment plan established by the healthcare provider.
Non-Invasive Nature: An essential aspect of TMS Therapy is its non-invasive nature. Unlike surgical procedures, TMS Therapy does not require any incisions or anesthesia. This makes it a safe and well-tolerated treatment option for many individuals.
Post-Treatment: Based on your doctor’s guidance, each TMS session varies in duration, spanning from 20 to 40 minutes. After your session, you can promptly return to your regular activities. Since TMS Therapy has no impact on alertness or memory, you have the freedom to drive yourself to and from your treatment sessions.
This non-invasive approach aims to normalize neural activity and alleviate the symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions. The frequency and duration of the sessions are tailored to the individual patient’s needs and the treatment plan prescribed by their healthcare provider.