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TMS Institute of America provides Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a treatment for people who are suffering from depression.

NCBI Article: Efficacy of twice-daily v once-daily sessions of rTMS stimulation in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: a retrospective study 


Psych Scene Hub Article: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression – Review of the Evidence

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a neuromodulation technique in the treatment of depression. We summarise the evidence related to its efficacy.

Naturopathic Doctor News & Review Article: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Anxiety

“Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive treatment that is FDA approved for the treatment of depression, even major depressive disorder. It is also now being researched as a possible effective treatment for anxiety. A recent study from Germany has shown favorable results in people …”


Psychiatric Times Article: Does TMS Hold Promise for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

“Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a chronic psychiatric condition defined by excessive and uncontrollable worry, occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, and accompanied by at least 3 of 6 hyperarousal symptoms (restlessness, muscle tension, fatigue, irritability, difficulty in …”


NCBI Article: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) to Treat Social Anxiety Disorder: Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

“Objectives: Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common and debilitating anxiety disorders. However, few studies had been dedicated to the neurobiology underlying SAD until the last decade. Rates of non-responders to standard methods of treatment remain unsatisfactorily high of approximately 25%…”

Clinical Psychiatry Article: Transcranial magnetic stimulation shows more promise in refractory OCD

“SAN FRANCISCO – Mounting evidence suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation is an effective noninvasive therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder refractory…”


Psychiatry Advisor Article: PTSD: Similar Effects of High- and Low-Frequency rTMS

“Both high- and low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are effective in reducing core cluster and associated symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a review by investigators from multiple institutions in Sichuan, China, published in the Journal of …”

Brain Stimulation Journal Article: Review of the Effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

“Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition with significant morbidity and limited treatment options. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been shown to be an effective treatment for mental illnesses including major depressive disorder.”

Psychology Today Article: Brain Networks in TMS for Combined PTSD and Major Depression

Foundational research looking at TMS therapy for combined depression and trauma.

NIMH Study: Use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Chronic Psottraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

“Posttraumatic stress disorder occurs in patients who have experienced, witnessed or have been confronted with an event involving actual death or the threat of death, serious injury, or the threat to physical health and felt fear, helplessness, or horror. As a result, patients continue to re-experience …”

Washington Post Article:  ‘Brain zapping’: An experimental treatment for PTSD that war veterans say has changed their lives

“Veterans say this experimental magnetic resonance therapy is offering them hope and normal lives.”

Veterans Health Administration – United States Department of Veterans Affairs Article: VA Doctors Looking for New Ways to Treat PTSD

“VA is combining new, high tech interventions with existing Evidence Based Treatments for PTSD – a ‘combination punch’ that could mean quicker relief for Veterans coping with stress-inducing memories…”

Autism Speaks Article:  Transcranial magnetic stimulation for autism: Evidence of benefit?

“With a new book out on TMS and autism, we asked a leading expert to weigh in on whether it’s ready for use outside research studies.”

Clinical Psychiatry News Article:  Transcranial magnetic stimulation shows promise in autism spectrum disorder 

“Transcranial magnetic stimulation shows considerable promise as a treatment for the core symptom domains and associated features of autism spectrum disorder, but its true potential has yet to be definced,…”


NPR Article: Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism

Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism : Shots – Health News A few people with high-functioning autism say they’ve been briefly helped by exposure to transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Scientific American Article: Could Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help People with Alzheimer’s? 

“Could Magnetic Brain Stimulation Help People with Alzheimer’s? A technology that uses magnetism to regulate neural activity shows a small benefit in patients with mild forms of the disease…”


Alzforum Article: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for AD Boasts Success in Phase 3

“In Alzheimer’s disease, synaptic activity goes haywire and brain networks gradually falter. This has made some researchers wonder if externally stimulating brain activity could help people with the disease function better for a while. The answer appears to be a tentative yes. At the 13th …”

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Depression & TMS

Depression is debilitating. It robs those inflicted from all the joy that life has to offer. The symptoms associated with depression cause feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and often cause relationships to deteriorate, and jobs to suffer. Although antidepressants help many people, often they don’t work, or cause intolerable side effects. Fortunately, there are new, proven, FDA-approved, and virtually side-effect free treatments for depression, even when medications have failed or are no longer an option.

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Current Research

Depression is debillitating. It robs those inflicted from all the joy that life has to offer. The symptoms associated with depression cause feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and often cause relationships to deteriorate, and jobs to suffer.

Read more

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