Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a clinically tested, non-invasive alternative treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who have had unsuccessful responses to medication. At Atlantic Behavioral Health, we offer this procedure on an outpatient basis, under a psychiatrist's supervision.
TMS does not require anesthesia or sedation and has minimal side effects. While sitting in a specially designed chair, patients receive magnetic field impulses to their head to stimulate brain chemistry, which positively effects mood. Patients receiving this therapy may resume daily routines immediately after treatment.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is available through Morristown Medical Center at our Center for Therapeutic Brain Stimulation. We are one of only a few hospitals in New Jersey offering this service.