When thinking about how to deal with depression, side effects of treatment can be a cause for concern. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a treatment option that treatment-resistant depression, or otherwise severely depressed, patients can easily tolerate with few, mild and short-lived side effects.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy was approved by the FDA in 2008 to address symptoms of treatment-resistant depression and other severe cases where antidepressant drugs were insufficient. Researchers are now investigating the efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation as a possible treatment for other disorders, as well. A 2012 research study indicated that across 42 TMS clinics in the United States, 37 percent of patients achieved full remission and 58 percent of patients showed improvement in depressive symptoms.Book consultation