Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a technique using magnetic fields to activate nerve cells within the brain, aiming to alleviate depressive symptoms. This approach is deemed “noninvasive” as it doesn’t involve surgical procedures or skin incisions. TMS is considered a safe therapeutic option for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, migraines, and aiding smoking cessation when traditional treatments  such as medicines and psychotherapy don’t seem to work well.

In a TMS session, an electromagnetic coil is positioned on the scalp, delivering magnetic pulses to activate nerve cells in the brain areas linked to mood regulation and depression. This stimulation targets regions of the brain typically less active during depressive episodes. TMS has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


All major insurance companies cover TMS treatment if you have tried multiple antidepressants and psychotherapy.


For more information, please discuss with your psychiatrist.