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What Exactly is Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or Deep TMS?

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS) is a revolutionary new treatment for the treatment of mental health and addiction. This advanced technology is FDA approved to treat depression, anxious depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and smoking addiction. There have been numerous successful clinical studies amongst those suffering with mental health disorders, including those who have tried using medication or other forms of therapy unsuccessfully.

Specifically, as shown in the graph to the right, based on a study with over 1,000 participants, 75% achieved a clinical response, with one in two achieving remission for Major Depressive Disorder. (Brainsway)

Deep TMS is a neurostimulation technology that targets specific areas in your brain. A helmet with a magnetic H-coil in it is placed on your head for about 20 minutes. During this time, the coil activates neural networks in areas of the brain that are associated with mental health and addiction disorders. 

Graph from Brainsway

What is the difference between Deep TMS and traditional rTMS? 

Deep TMS reaches a larger surface area and stimulates the brain structure deeper and more directly than rTMS. The main differentiator for the two treatments are the coils and activation sizes, treatment efficacy, and FDA approval clearance. Deep TMS is less likely to miss certain brain structures that are linked to mental health condition and therefore has a higher efficacy rate. 

What does a Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment appointment look like?

You will sit in one of our treatment rooms in a comfortable chair wearing a BrainsWay helmet. This helmet features an H-coil that sends magnetic pulses to targeted areas of the brain. It is typical to feel a bit of pressure and hear tapping sounds during your first few treatments. Each session takes about 20 minutes and you can fill that time reading a book, listening to music, or just relaxing.

Are there any side effects with Deep TMS?

There are no persistent side effects and there is no anesthesia required to participate. You can drive yourself to your appointment and go on with your day when it ends. The treatment is noninvasive and has been through a multitude of clinical trials and tests.

Talk to your doctor to find out if Deep TMS may be the right treatment for you.
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Taylor Carter is a dynamic Senior Marketing Manager with a passion for crafting compelling narratives and driving impactful campaigns. She has been an integral part of the Hopemark Health team for the past two years. By combining industry insights and medical facts with a deep understanding of the patient experience, Taylor continuously seeks to uplift and empower individuals on their journey to well-being.

Article by: Taylor Carter