For the last decade, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been the most exciting breakthrough in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other mental health disorders. Prior to the invention of TMS, individuals who had already tried and failed medication and therapy, were left with little to no options. Now, in a few short weeks of treatment, with sessions lasting less than 30 minutes, sufferers can get back to living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Research has shown that the brain is able to change and adapt over time. Electromagnetic stimulation is one way to stimulate adaptation and modulation of circuits in the brain. TMS works by stimulating specific regions in the brain with electromagnetic impulses to induce these changes. Repeated stimulation has been shown to have a powerful and lasting anti-depressant effect without the side effects commonly associated with medications such as weight gain or sexual side effects.
TMS is highly effective for treatment-resistant depression. Recent studies have shown that among those who completed at least 30 sessions with Deep TMS, 82 % experienced a response and 65 % experienced remission1. In other words, even after other treatments have failed, TMS Therapy can reduce symptoms for most people who suffer from a stubborn depression, but not all.
TMS is an evidence based treatment that is Health Canada approved and effective for treatment-resistant depression and OCD.
TMS uses magnetic pulses to change your brain. No daily medications or their bothersome long-term side effects (eg. weight gain, sexual side effects).
Treat your depression in 3 weeks. 82 % of patients experience a response and 65 % experience remission with 30-50 sessions of treatment.
Sessions are scheduled around your hectic life to have as little impact as possible.
Most people are able to tolerate TMS without any significant side effects.
Side effects are generally mild to moderate and improve over the first week of treatment. Common side effects may include:
Serious and rare side effects may include: