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Side Effects

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is safe and easy to tolerate. Because it is a drug-free and non-invasive depression treatment, TMS therapy doesn’t have the side effects that are often associated with antidepressant medication. tms side effects

Antidepressant Side Effects:

  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Day drowsiness

TMS Side Effects

The most common side effect associated with TMS therapy is temporary discomfort at or near the treatment site during treatment. This typically occurs only during the first week of treatment. During treatment, you may feel a light tapping on your head and hear clicking sounds. These come from the magnetic coil that one of our TMS technicians rests gently on your head during a 20-minute session. In clinical trials, fewer than 5% of patients discontinued treatment with TMS therapy due to adverse events. TMS therapy should not be used for patients who have non-removable conductive metal or stimulator implants in or near the head, or patients who have active or inactive implants, such as deep brain stimulators, cochlear implants, and vagus nerve stimulators.

Still have questions? Visit our frequently asked questions page! Find out whether your insurance company approves treatments for depression, OCD, PTSD, or anxiety by calling us today at 877-549-6823.

Side Effects
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