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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive and pain-free procedure that uses a continuous electrical current to create a magnetic field around a specific area of the brain. It is believed that the magnetic field stimulates the reward and motivation pathways of the brain in the subgenual anterior cirgulate cortex, thereby reducing or eliminating depressive episodes.
TMS is considered a safe and well-tolerated procedure. The magnetic field is equivalent to an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging scan). Patients are provided with ear protection
to minimize the noise created by the magnet. Recent studies found that TMS treatment results in almost no side effects, but those that were reported were mild or moderate. Side effects may include:
In most cases, the level of stimulation can be adjusted to reduce side effects or over-the-counter medications can be taken prior to the procedure.
Anything containing metal should be removed from the body. In addition, it is important to disclose any metal or medical devices implanted within the body, such as pacemakers or stimulators. You will also be asked about medical conditions that can be impacted by TMS such as epilepsy.
As a result of TMS therapy, depression may decrease or be alleviated altogether. However, it may take several weeks of therapy before results are evident. The effectiveness of TMS will increase as researchers learn more about how best to stimulate mood sectors of the brain.
From our initial free consultation, to our clinic’s recovery-focused atmosphere and all the way to the final treatment, our team is dedicated to facilitating each patient’s recovery from depression.View Our Team
MONTGOMERY PARK BUILDING
2701 NW Vaughn St. Suite 325,
Portland, OR 97210