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Reviewing the Basics of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
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Reviewing the Basics of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Neurotechnology is a great source to engage macro and micro structural brain networks. This helps in mitigating the manifestations of several psychiatrist and neurological disorders, and it improves also motor activity and alters cognition.

For instance, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) are now being employed to treat chronic depression, tremors, Parkinson’s disease, or/and chronic pain. Moreover, they are also being considered to enhance cognitive functions.

Is it Safe to Undergo TMS therapy?

The treatment of chronic pain through TMS is a highly safe procedure and it is also easy for patients to tolerate. This is because this treatment is not a drug and holds no side effects which are commonly observed with the use of antidepressant medications.

Is it a successful and commonly applied treatment?

Actually, TMS is the best treatment for patients who are no longer responding to psychiatrist medications. That is, the treatment works best with individuals who have had a round of medications but failed to avail any positive outcomes. TMS offers almost 30% better results in terms of effectiveness and in comparison to antidepressants. However, patients who have been on medicines for a long time are less likely to benefit from this non-invasive therapy.

For how long the effects of TMS last?

TMS therapy is not a onetime procedure but it continues in several sessions, depending on the condition of the patient and its effect on them. These sessions generally vary in terms of duration and depend on the coil used along with the number of delivered pulses. However, the session usually lasts for around 40 minutes and the patient usually receive the treatment 5 days a week. To get the best results, the usual course of TMS therapy is about 4 to 6 weeks.

However, if you want to get the best treatment and to receive the results in the shortest possible time then hire only a well-reputed psychiatrist to perform the therapy.

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