469-777-4691

How Does TMS Work?

Contact Us Today:

Please DO NOT submit sensitive or confidential information via email. Messages cannot be guaranteed to have been received. Prime Psychiatry will not be responsible for the confidentiality of any email messages sent. If this is an emergency, please call 911. For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-8255.
 Yes I have read and accept the above disclaimer.

How Does TMS Work?

Through a magnetic coil, the NeuroStar TMS Therapy system generates highly concentrated, magnetic fields which turn on and off very rapidly. These magnetic fields are the same type and strength as those produced by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

The treatment coil is applied to the head above the left prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is involved with mood regulation, and therefore is the location where the magnetic fields are focused. These magnetic fields do not directly affect the whole brain; they only reach about 2-3 centimeters into the brain directly beneath the treatment coil. As these magnetic fields move into the brain, they produce very small electrical currents. These electrical currents activate cells within the brain which are thought to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Since depression is thought to be the result of an imbalance of these chemicals in the brain, TMS can restore that balance and, thus, relieve depression.

Comments are closed.

In case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Prime Psychiatry

Address:
11330 Legacy Dr.
Suite 103
Frisco, TX 75033

Phone:
469-777-4691

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Fax:
469-777-4542

Serving:
TMS Frisco TX,
TMS Plano TX,
TMS Garland TX,
TMS Lewisville TX,
TMS North Dallas TX,
TMS Denton TX

Copyright © 2018 Prime Psychiatry. All Rights Reserved.   Privacy Policy