Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Non-Pharmacological Relief for Depression, OCD and Other Conditions

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS is a non-invasive type of brain stimulation which uses a magnetic field to induce current in specific areas of the brain in a process called electromagnetic induction. According to clinical research, as well as real-world application, TMS can provide significant relief from the symptoms of several mental health conditions, including certain types of depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It has proven helpful for at least 50-60% of patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) which have not found relief after trying 2 or more conventional antidepressant medications. TMS sessions are non-invasive outpatient treatment which occurs at the Blue Stone Wellness office. A session usually lasts around 30-45 minutes while you sit or lie down comfortably.

Benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) include:

  • Frequently effective for people with treatment-resistant depression (TRD).
  • Clinically proven to provide relief for many patients with OCD. 
  • May supplement psychotropic medications or make them unnecessary. 
  • Are done comfortably and on a convenient outpatient basis in about 30-45 min.