Get all the information relevant for providing your major depressive disorder patients with Brainsway Deep TMS.
FAQ for Physicians - Major Depressive Disorder Treatment
Brainsway® Deep TMS treatment has been proven safe and effective*, and has no known systemic side effects*. The most common side effect is temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which occurs during the treatment session. This typically occurs only during the first week of TMS treatment. Other side effects may include muscle twitching and jaw pain*.
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 TMS therapy should not be used for patients with metal implants in or around the head (except for standard amalgam dental fillings). Please consult the Deep TMS Center at 1855-200-dTMS to verify whether your patient is eligible for Brainsway* Deep TMS therapy.