TMS stands for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is a safe, non-invasive, non-medication treatment for clinical depression that uses magnetic fields to stimulate the specific part of the brain known to control mood. It has proven to be effective for people with OCD.
TMS is used on people with mental health conditions that have not seen success with medications and/or antidepressants. TMS has extremely limited side effects, especially when compared to traditional medications and antidepressants, so it is also a treatment option for people who may be suffering from side effects while trying to experience relief from their condition.
Many patients find that TMS is an amazingly effective treatment option. The FDA labeled TMS therapy to be marketed as a treatment for clinical depression in 2008. In 2018, TMS therapy with the Brainsway Device was cleared by the FDA, and in 2020, the MagVenture Coil was also cleared. Both the Brainsway Device and MagVenture Coil are intended for OCD treatment.
TMS therapy is often administered in conjunction with other types of treatment, such as psychotherapy or (possibly continuing) medication management. At Mindful Health Solutions, our expert providers will work with you to create the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
TMS therapy can be a great option to consider for people who have OCD but have not had success with traditional medications and Exposure-Response Prevention therapy. It can also be a treatment option for patients who are concerned about experiencing the side effects of medications.