FAQ - Patients
While ECT entails electrically induced seizures, Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy stimulates brain regions using brief magnetic pulses at an amplitude similar to that used in MRI systems. ECT requires anesthesia and may entail severe side effects, including memory loss, while Deep TMS therapy does not involve anesthesia, has no effects on memory, and is generally well-tolerated*.
In general, our Deep TMS therapy should not be used if you have metal implants in or around your head (except for standard amalgam dental fillings). Please consult with your doctor to check if Brainsway TMS therapy is right for you.
The FDA has found Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy to be highly effective for patients with depression, including treatment resistant depression, who tried 1-4 antidepressants with no improvement*.
Typically, patients hear a tapping sound and feel a tapping sensation in the head area during the TMS therapy session. To diminish the sound, the patient is provided with earplugs.
Some patients experience temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the TMS treatment session. This typically occurs only during the first week of treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain*.
For more information about our TMS treatment, please contact the Deep TMS Center at 1855-200-dTMS.