Transcranial
Magnetic
Stimulation




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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is used for depression that hasn’t responded to other treatments, as well as some physical ailments such as migraines.  It uses a magnetic field to create a small electric current in a specific part of the brain without causing seizure or loss of consciousness.  TMS works best in people who’ve tried no more than one antidepressant without success.  You’ll be awake during the treatment and don’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.  You may need four or five treatments a week for four to six weeks.  Research has shown that TMS produces few side effects and is both safe and effective for medication-resistant depression.  Although Dr. Conway does not offer this in office, she can quickly get you referred to a provider.