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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): Information for Individuals and Families
What is TMS? TMS is a treatment that directs magnetic energy pulses at specific parts of the brain that are involved in brain conditions such as depression.It is felt that in conditions such as depression, there is an imbalance in brain activity.Magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull, and stimulate brain cells, helping with ‘neuromodulation’, i.e. rebalancing healthy patterns of activity.TMS is a relatively new treatment compared to other treatments and requires special equipment. TMS is usually used when other usual treatments have been tried without success (e.g. talking therapy, medication or other ...
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