Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
rTMS is an electromagnetic device that non-invasively delivers a rapidly pulsed magnetic field to the brain in order to activate neurons without inducing a seizure. The treatment is intended to be used for patients meeting clinical criteria for major depressive disorder and medication resistance. This procedure is done in an outpatient setting with support from a trained technician. TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique and has a very direct influence on your brain physiology.
rTMS produces very few adverse effects and is better tolerated than medications or other therapeutic neuromodulation approaches. It specifically increases connections between areas of the brain that are seen to have gaps in patients with mental health illness and treatment resistant disease.