What is TMS?

What is TMS?

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), known as TMS for its English acronym (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), involves the activation or inhibition of specific areas of the brain by inducing an electromagnetic field that excites the nerve cells in the cerebral cortex.

This treatment has been approved for therapeutic use in depression in countries such as the United States, Canada (Medical Devices Bureau of the Canadian Health Ministry), Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Economic Community.

In 2008, the use of TMS was approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration), following rigorous research by the NIH (National Institutes of Health of the United States), as a safe treatment for Treatment-Resistant Depression.

Currently, there are clinics dedicated to treating depression using this innovative and harmless method.”


Where TMS Originates From

In 1985, English scientist Dr. Anthony Barker conducted research in which he first stimulated the cerebral cortex using an externally applied magnetic stimulator through the skull.

This procedure led to the emergence of a novel treatment technique for neuropsychiatric disorders.”

TMS has demonstrated its effectiveness for individuals experiencing

Advantages of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS

Side Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS

The most common adverse effect (10%-15%) is mild headache, which responds to an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Who Cannot Receive the Treatment?

  • Epileptic patients.
  • Patients with pacemakers