Book Definition: A treatment that involves magnetic stimulation of specific regions of the brain. Unlike ECT, TMS does not produce a seizure.

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In Your Own Words


  • Magnetic stimulation to only certain parts of the brain.
  • An extreme treatment for a mental disease that stimulizes part of the brain through magnetic impulses.
  • Instead of an electric current, this uses a magnetic current and memory loss is not a side effect.

Examples/Functions


  • TMS would be used to treat patients with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, it would release the tension put on the brain and cause less reactions.
  • It offers all the benifits of ECT without any of the side effects of it because it does not cause seizures
Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy
Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy

Additional Resources


  1. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation/MY00185
  2. http://www.sciencemagnews.com/learn-more-quickly-by-transcranial-magnetic-brain-stimulation-study-in-rats-suggests.html
  3. http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1266946139826.html