Who Is TMS For?
Who is TMS For?
Understanding the Basics
TMS is a treatment for depression which alters brain activity through the use of a magnetic field, which can stimulate activity in under-active parts of the brain.
TMS therapy does not involve drugs, and the primary side-effects experienced by patients are headache from the pressure of the coil on the skull, and scalp discomfort from stimulation of neurons in the scalp (it may feel like itching or tingling).
Who is TMS therapy for?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is for those who are struggling with depression, when medication is not an answer.
Complete Trial of Medication:
The primary indication is for those who did not feel better with one “complete trial” of antidepressant medication. This means the medication was taken for 4-6 weeks at the recommended therapeutic dosage.
Because TMS is non-systemic, TMS therapy is an ideal alternative for candidates suffering from side-effects. It may just be ‘gastrointestinal upset’ but we know it means more than that when it comes to your life.
Difficulty taking medication regularly:
Taking your medications irregularly can, particularly with antidepressants, cause memory and other cognitive problems, increase moodiness, and may even make your depression worse.
About Our Studies
Our Princeton, NJ site is currently enrolling subjects with a variety of conditions into research studies. Our studies seek to determine the safety and efficacy of an investigatory drug for the treatment of those with the disease. All study related visits, laboratory work, medications, and procedures – including physical exams – are provided at no cost to those who qualify for the study. Qualified participants will receive compensation for time and travel. Other criteria for eligibility will be discussed with interested persons, without obligation.