Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) uses very short, repeated pulses of electromagnetic energy to alter the activity of nerve cells in the brain. Magnetic fields have been used to modulate the activity of the brain for decades. We are now approaching the 10th anniversary of the FDA approval of this revolutionary treatment for depression. Thousands of patients with depression in dozens of studies have shown that rTMS is safe and effective.
UCLA participated in a large, multi-site study of TMS in real-world, care-seeking patients and found improvements not only in symptoms of depression, but also in quality of life. rTMS is highly effective for patients who have failed to benefit from antidepressant medication and has very few side-effects.
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