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Brainsway Deep TMS

Brainsway's Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is a groundbreaking treatment for major depressive disorder, which is effective, safe and non-invasive. Deep TMS can help patients with severe, persistent depression, and has been cleared by the FDA for depression patients who tried any number of antidepressants without improvement.

Traditional treatments for depression, such as antidepressants, are not effective for many patients, and oftentimes entail a variety of side effects, from weight gain to insomnia and sexual dysfunction. As a result, depression patients have often felt trapped in their predicament, trying mediation after medication, and still experiencing the hardships of depression, in addition to hard-to-tolerate systemic side effects. Brainsway Deep TMS can help these patients without generating these side effects.

Deep TMS is not invasive, and does not involve any kind of surgery or electroshock. The treatment stimulates the area in the brain responsible for depression, generating a magnetic field at amplitude similar to that of MRI. Therefore, unlike ECT, it does not involve any risk for memory loss and does not require anesthesia or hospitalization.

A generally well tolerated treatment, Deep TMS is easy on the patient, and integrates well into the patients' routine. Its sessions are only 20 minutes (almost 50% shorter than other TMS types) so that any discomfort and schedule interruptions are minimized.