Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Unlike other behavioral health procedures, TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a new procedure. TMS has already undergone several applications and developments. This also includes brain activity measurement and the treatment of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, mental health conditions and chronic pain.
But just like any other new medical treatment, TMS is also associated with many misconceptions, half-truth or better yet outright myths. Here are the top myths of TMS that often discourage patients to take this treatment.
TMS is similar to electrical shock therapy
TMS is not at all like an electric shock therapy. The only similarity between both therapies is that both involve brain stimulation.
Thus this myth is just born of misunderstanding. In fact, TMS therapy involves no mouth guards, convulsions or memory loss but a series of magnetic pulses that are not only painless but highly effective to stimulate many new cognitive pathways.
Medically, TMS is not an effective procedure
Some people believe or state that TMS has no effect, medically, and all the benefits or effects felt by patients are just in their heads. On the other hand, TMS is an FDA approved procedure and recognized as the most proven behavioral health treatment. This is particularly true for patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression or have stopped responding to anti-depressants.
Indeed there is nothing like instant euphoria. The TMS therapy takes around three weeks to start showing effects. But 80% of patients report positive change just after the first session. They report significant benefit and are always happy for choosing this new and proven behavioral health treatment.
APSKC stands as one of the active participants in offering TMS therapy. They have a team of well-recognized professionals all across the Kansas City and are best known for their knowledge and expertise in carryout TMS procedure.