What is TMS?Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation or procedure suited for patients with depression who does not respond to other forms of treatment (whether the medications do not relieve the symptoms or it has adverse effects to patients under treatment).
How does TMS work?
During the procedure, a specialist places a magnetic coil positioned at the head of the person receiving the treatment. During the treatment, the coil stimulates the brain through electric pulses. You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head
After treatment, you can resume normal activities immediately. Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions
What should I bring?
Patients should bring books, tablets, or iPads to prevent sleepiness. Earplugs are recommended to help with noise that may come from the machine.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time frame is 6 – 8 weeks.
Is TMS safe and painless?
1 out of 10 patients reported mild headache following treatment which is manageable by taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Maricopa Christian Psychiatry is a certified clinic by Dr. Christy Olloh, a trained medical professional that provides TMS treatments approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression.