Episode 27- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
03.29.2018 - By Psych Essentials
In the second episode of our series on somatic treatments in psychiatry, we will discuss transcranial magnetic stimulation, otherwise known as TMS. TMS is a newer procedure used to treat depression and represents an alternative to medications and ECT. We will review the mechanism of action for TMS, what is entailed in the procedure, indications for TMS, medical contraindications, and potential side effects.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Brooks, “Anti-Mass, Plate 1,” Flickr
Episode Music Credits: Javier Suárez, Tumbling Dishes, Better With Music