OUR FOUNDATION IS BUILT UPON DEDICATION.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a highly effective, noninvasive, brain stimulation outpatient therapy that was cleared by the FDA for depression in 2008 and for obsessive-compulsive disorder in 2018. TMS was originally used in the 1980s for brain mapping purposes and has since been used to successfully treat many illnesses. TMS uses a high intensity magnet to focally stimulate neurons (brain cells). TMS therapy is well-tolerated and covered by most insurances.
The therapeutic potential of TMS for the treatment of a variety of diseases, have been published by researchers throughout the world.
Clinical TMS Society
Sister organization of FACTMS, dedicated to optimizing clinical practice, supporting research, and increasing access to high quality, evidence based TMS.
It takes a community to make a difference! We welcome your time, talents, and resources as we work to advance the field together.
The Reasons to get Involved are Endless.
Perception is Everything
Approximately 50% to 60% of people with depression who have tried and failed to receive benefit from medications experience a clinically meaningful response with TMS. About one-third of these individuals experience a full remission, meaning that their symptoms go away completely. Yet, because of some of the negative information relayed, we continue to struggle to help patients see the benefits. The only way to get those who need it most to take advantage of this life changing treatment is for us to advocate and counteract with proper messaging. We must work together to make this happen!
I wish everyone knew about TMS therapy.
I was severely depressed over a period of three years. I tried several antidepressants but nothing really seemed to work. My family was very poorly impacted by the whole problem of my depression. By the end of the TMS treatment, things were better than I could have imagined. After that sixth week, I was so excited that my life was starting to resume and that I had more to look forward to.
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