Behavioral Health

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

If antidepressant medication has not relieved your symptoms of depression, or if it has caused intolerable side effects, there is a new, innovative treatment available at the Center for Comprehensive Behavioral Health.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, or TMS, uses magnetic pulses to alter the chemistry in the part of the brain thought to control mood.

Neurochemical agents, such as serotonin, act to maintain normal mood. When these agents do not function properly, some people may experience depression or other abnormal mood states. Transcranial magnetic stimulation can help to correct these mood-disrupting chemical imbalances. The treatment is noninvasive, pain-free and provided in a comfortable outpatient setting.

Unlike drugs, the magnetic pulses of TMS do not circulate through the blood stream. That means that TMS patients typically do not experience systemic side effects, such as weight gain, sexual dysfunction or nausea. You can even maintain your regular schedule of work and activities with very little adjustment, because no surgery is involved.

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