Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Team Tests Model to Enable More Effective Targeting of Non-Invasive TMS Treatments in Depression

Team Tests Model to Enable More Effective Targeting of Non-Invasive TMS Treatments in Depression

TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), a form of non-invasive brain stimulation used to treat depression, has shown its ability to reduce symptoms in many thousands of patients in the years since its approval by the FDA in 2009. TMS is sometimes recommended when a patient doesn't respond to antidepressant drug therapy, although it can also be used as a first-line therapy. Like all anti-depressant therapies, it is more effective for some patients than others.