Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive medical procedure used in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that does not respond well to conventional treatments like antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Deep TMS works by delivering magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain associated with depression, modulating neural activity in these regions. Here’s how it helps in treating MDD:
Non-invasive Procedure: Deep TMS is a non-invasive technique, meaning it does not require surgery or anesthesia. It is considered safer than invasive procedures like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Targeted Brain Stimulation: The treatment targets specific areas in the brain known to be involved in depression, such as the prefrontal cortex. By stimulating these regions, it aims to normalize the abnormal brain activity associated with MDD.
Neuroplasticity: Deep TMS may promote neuroplasticity, which refers to the brain’s ability to reorganize and form new neural connections. By stimulating neural pathways, it may help to establish healthier patterns of brain activity, potentially alleviating depressive symptoms.
Treatment Resistance: Deep TMS is particularly useful for individuals who have not responded well to other treatments for depression. It offers an alternative option for those who may have treatment-resistant depression.
Minimal Side Effects: Deep TMS is generally well-tolerated, and the side effects are typically mild and temporary, such as headaches or scalp discomfort.
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