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How TMS Rewires Your Brain

June 9, 2022

Your brain is constantly changing in response to your experiences. This is called neuroplasticity. It's the reason why you can learn new skills and why your mood can improve with therapy. It's also why Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can effectively treat depression.

TMS therapy sends magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain. These pulses stimulate nerve cells and help to normalize brain activity. In doing so, TMS can improve your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.

In individuals without depression, the left prefrontal cortex is more active than the right. But in people with depression, this pattern is reversed. TMS therapy targets the areas of the brain that are under-active in depression, which helps to re-balance brain activity.

As an analogy, think of your brain as a symphony. In a healthy brain, all the different areas are working together in harmony. But in depression, some areas are overactive and others are underactive. TMS helps to bring those under-active areas back up to speed, which can improve your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression.

The effects of TMS are also long-lasting. Studies have shown that TMS therapy can provide relief from depression for up to six months after treatment. And there are no significant side effects associated with TMS therapy. This means that TMS is a safe and effective treatment option for depression.

If you're looking for a treatment option that can improve your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression, consider TMS therapy. Get in touch with us today and learn more about TMS to learn more about how we can help you. The journey to wellness starts here!

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