FDA approved TMS for treating major depression.
Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are the first line treatments for major depression. In these instances when they fail, TMS might be used as an alternative treatment, or to augment antidepressant medications or psychotherapy. In our practice, we offer all of them. In cases of major depression, Electro Convulsion Therapy (ECT) can be an alternative to TMS.
TMS offers a broad range of physiological effects that modulate mood and currently researchers investigate whether TMS can be applied to a number of emotional and behavioral conditions such as bipolar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, addiction, Alzheimer and many others.