TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a mild form of brain stimulation. Magnetic fields, generated by a coil placed on the head, are used to stimulate a small area of the brain. It is a non-invasive procedure that treats the symptoms of depression through the use of magnetic fields that stimulate nerve cells. The stimulation takes 20-30 minutes and given on an outpatient basis. While receiving stimulation, the patient is fully awake.
It can be use to treat patients who have little success with common treatments e.g., medication, psycho-therapy.
Sydney TMS operates 3 clinics in Australia that provide TMS treatment to patients. Founder Dr Jason Pace spoke with Australian Health Journal