WASHINGTON, February, 25, 2012 - TMS is almost new. It has been around several years, and is getting more media buzz everyday as a treatment for medication-resistant depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is the use of magnetic pulses to stimulate mood related areas of the brain. It can be used in tandem with antidepressants, or in lieu of medication.
No Lasting Side Effects
Although some people experience mild to moderate scalp discomfort when first starting TMS, the discomfort is transient. Weight gain, lethargy, sexual dysfunction, or dry mouth, all possible consequences of antidepressant use, have not been reported by TMS clients. Neither have users complained of memory or concentration problems after treatment . . .
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