TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive, painless treatment that directs recurring magnetic energy pulses at specific regions of the brain


What is TMS used for?

This procedure is used as a gentle treatment for many conditions including depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


What to expect

TMS requires a series of treatment sessions to be effective. Generally, sessions are carried out daily, five times a week for four to six weeks.


Is it right for me?

During your consultation process, we will determine the best care for you based on your personal needs.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, painless treatment that directs recurring magnetic energy pulses at specific regions of the brain. This gentle procedure is used to treat many conditions including depression, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Common side effects may include headache, scalp discomfort, or tingling/twitching of the facial muscles during the session. TMS requires a series of treatment sessions to be effective. Generally, sessions are carried out daily, five times a week for four to six weeks. During your consultation process, we will determine the best care for you based on your personal needs.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

>ASSESS

A doctor will perform your assessment to determine whether you might benefit from TMS and if it is safe for you.  TMS is Health Canada approved for treatment of major depressive disorder and is used as a treatment for several other conditions.

TREAT

If your condition is assessed as one which would potentially benefit from TMS treatment, the procedure and side effects will be discussed and if you wish to proceed, you will be set up for a course of treatment which commonly involves treatment sessions five days per week for approximately four to six weeks.

MONITOR

During your treatment, you receive periodic check-ins by clinicians to ensure you are responding well to the treatment. Our clinicians will also assist your physician in monitoring your response to treatment and in some cases may make recommendations for further treatment.