The most common form of depression shows a typical activity pattern in the brain: neurons in the left prefrontal cortex are inhibited while neurons in the right prefrontal cortex are overactive. Certain TMS applications activate left prefrontal areas. A TMS treatment is particularly suited when medical treatments have been without success or are not an option and electroconvulsive therapy is not yet feasible. TMS can also be applied in combination with traditional treatment methods.

Depression Treatment with TMS

Therapy duration:

  • 3-4 weeks, 5 sessions per week

Session length:

  • 10 minutes

Treatment location:

  • Left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)

Prognosis: + + + + +

Investigational: no

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