Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy uses magnetic fields to stimulate the brain and change neural activity and connectivity. Some critical aspects of how it works include the following: The electrical stimulation is applied to frontal cortex regions implicated in depression and anxiety.

It uses magnetic fields generated by electromagnetic coils to stimulate the brain. The magnetic fields penetrate the skull and induce tiny electrical currents in the brain tissue. It targets specific brain areas involved in mood, thoughts, and emotions. It can either excite or inhibit neural activity in these targeted regions. Excitation treats depression, while inhibition can treat obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety. It produces changes in neural activity, connectivity, and neuroplasticity.

Repeated TMS treatments over time can strengthen or weaken connections between neurons. This can help alter thoughts, moods, and behavior. The effects are not immediate but build up over multiple treatment sessions. TMS has been used to treat various mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and OCD. It is a non-invasive procedure that is generally well-tolerated by patients. It typically requires several treatment sessions, each lasting about nineteen minutes.

As with any therapy, completion is vital. Completing the entire NeuroStar treatment course gives the best chance for delivering long-lasting relief from depression. Completing the entire 6-week course of treatment gives the best chance for delivering long-lasting relief from depression.

To determine if TMS therapy is right for you, contact 952-303-6832 for a free consultation. During the consultation, a healthcare professional will evaluate your medical history and symptoms to determine if TMS therapy is an appropriate treatment option. They can also answer any questions you may have about the procedure.