Transmagnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive, targeted medical device which stimulates the brain with electromagnetic pulse energy to stimulate neurons in the brain. It is a very safe and effective treatment with limited side effects that is being utilized to treat different psychiatric and neurological conditions ranging from depression to chronic pain.
TMS received FDA approval for Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder in 2008. TMS typically is reserved for patients who have failed two or three antidepressant medication trials. Clinicians report 60-80% patient positive response and/ or full remission of depressive symptoms. Neuronetics produced the first NeuroStar TMS device that was used to treat MDD with their patented Figure 8-coil.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition that affects many individuals who suffer from obsessions and compulsions that impact the quality of their life. In 2020, TMS gained FDA approval for the treatment of OCD.
Brainsway is an Israel based company which produces a Deep TMS machine which utilizes their patented H-coil technology. At this time, Brainsway is the only TMS machine manufacturer that has FDA approval for the treatment of smoking cessation.