TMS uses a small electromagnetic coil controlled by a computer program to deliver short, powerful bursts of magnetic energy focused precisely on the left side of the brains’ frontal cortex. TMS (also known as Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy is a non-invasive way to treat treatment-resistant depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is also a good option for patients that cannot tolerate medication or have not seen results with medication.
Dr. Seif will do a thorough consultation to asses if this is an appropriate treatment for her patients.
How TMS Works
During a TMS therapy session, a magnetic coil is placed against the patient’s head using anatomical landmarks on the skull. This coil is then connected to a pulse generator or stimulator, delivering electric current through the coil and to the patient’s head.
Who Is a Good Candidate for TMS Therapy?
Often patients who are not seeing results from medication will turn to TMS therapy as a solution. TMS can also be used to treat a number of mental health disorders:
- Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Seif also offers personalized TMS recommendations for patients suffering from unique conditions. She will conduct an in-depth evaluation of the patient and their medical history. Based on the results, she will recommend an individualized treatment plan that works for the patient’s needs.
How successful is TMS?
With TMS, each patient will experience different results. It can be an extremely effective way to improve symptoms of a mental health disorder.
How quickly does TMS therapy work?
The length of a TMS therapy session depends on the type of machine the physician uses. There is no set time for how long TMS treatment lasts for, but one can always check with a health care provider for more information.
Dr. Seif provides consultation on TMS therapy for patients. She will offer recommendations on the right type of treatment based on a thorough evaluation. Please feel free to contact her directly.