FAQs about TMS – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

TMS Centers Houston, TXTranscranial Magnetic Stimulation – TMS is an alternative to anti-depressants. It is a mild therapy for those who cannot benefit from medicines or tablets to get freedom from anxiety or panic attack. It affects the most to the person who is sensitive to reactions. Here are the few queries which are being solved regarding TMS:

When can TRM therapy be used?

TMS therapy produces changes in neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex that channelizes mood regulation. Each and every magnetic pulse will pass through the brain and will influence brain activity. The frequency of pulse delivery will show increased or decreased in the brain by a session of TMS.

What happens to TMS procedure?

Before any TMS therapy work, a person needs to remove any metallic object as magnetic pulse will pass through the brain and any metallic object near head could injure a person. Wear earplugs and seat comfortable during treatment for hearing protection as TMS produces a loud clicking sound with each pulse.

During the first TMS session, the custom measurements are made to ensure that the TMS coil will be properly positioned over the patient’s head. After this, the TMS coil is suspended over the patient’s scalp.

The motor threshold power is generated in the minimum amount of power necessary to make the patient’s thumb twitch. The measuring the motor threshold helps the physician personalize the treatment settings and determine the amount of energy required to stimulate brain cells.

Who will carry out the process?

TMS is always prescribed by a TMS physician. At Midtown psychiatry – a TMS Center in Huston, Texas, all TMS physicians are specifically TMS credentialed by the Hospital. The initial motor threshold is always determined by a TMS physician and treatment is being administered by an experienced TMS technician. The patient can stop a treatment at any time by asking the staff member present.

How long is the TMS therapy?

The TMS therapy involves a series of treatment sessions just like a physiotherapist. The length of one session depends on the TMS coil used and the number of pulses delivered. It generally lasts for around 30 – 40 minutes and 5 days a week. A typical course of TMS is 4 to 6 weeks. However, this is generalized units but it can vary depending on an individual’s response to treatment.

How can I get TMS treatment?

Before scheduling a treatment, you must be evaluated to determine TMS would be safe and appropriate for you.

These are the few queries solved by Midtown psychiatry TMS therapy Center. Do not fear the treatment because it will not harm you in any way and throw away your anxiety and depression permanently.

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