How TMS Works?

TMS Preparation:

TMS isn’t invasive method and so it doesn’t require anesthesia and can be performed in a doctor’s office. Before undergoing TMS, patients need a medical exam to ensure that the treatment is safe and good option for your health. The doctor will ask you a number of questions regarding your depression

Before the treatment begins, the doctor will determine the best place to put the magnets on your head and the best dose of the magnetic energy as per the patient’s overall health. You’ll be asked to sit in a reclining chair and given the earplugs to wear during the procedure.

An electromagnetic coil will be placed against your head, which will be switched off and on repeatedly to produce a stimulating pulse. This will result into tapping and clicking sound that lasts for a few seconds and is followed by a pause. You’ll also feel a tapping sensation on your forehead and this process is called as mapping.

Your doctor will determine the amount of magnetic energy known as your motor threshold to identify the right dose for you. Depending upon the course of treatment, this amount of stimulation can be changed as per your symptoms and side effects. Once the location of coil and amount of magnetic energy is determined you are ready for undergoing the TMS procedure. (Take 5 photos from attached file)

TMS Procedure:


  • The TMS depression treatment is performed in a doctor’s office and is very simple.
  • The patient with relax sits down in a comfortable seat.
  • The TMS device is placed on the head.
  • Pulses are delivered for 20 minutes.
  • You will remain awake and alert during this entire procedure.
  • The patient can then drive home or return to work as usual.
  • Follow up as per process precribed by doctor .

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