How TMS Works

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, Advanced TMS Therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.

Here’s what you can expect from a TMS Advanced Therapy (TMS) session:

Before treatment

  • You’ll recline comfortably in the treatment chair
  • A small, curved magnetic coil will be positioned lightly on your head

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During treatment

  • TMS Therpy delivers focused magnetic stimulation directly to the target areas of the brain
  • You’ll hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head

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After treatment

  • You can resume normal activities immediately
  • Because there are no effects on alertness or memory, you can drive yourself to and from treatment sessions

In-office treatment with Advanced TMS Therapy takes 19-37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks.*

Advanced TMS Therapy: Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, each treatment takes between 19 and 37 minutes - TMS Centers of New York