Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment that stimulates nerves in the brain with magnetic pulses.
During a TMS session, a healthcare professional places a magnetic coil against a person’s scalp or forehead. This coil delivers a magnetic pulse that passes through the skull, stimulating nerves in specific parts of the brain.
When someone has TMS therapy, a doctor administers pulses one after the other in rapid succession. Using this technique produces longer-lasting changes in the brain.
TMS treats a variety of disorders, ranging from anxiety and depression to OCD and is a treatment modality that is covered by insurance.