How Does the Procedure TMS Work?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive treatment that uses a magnetic field to stimulate the brain. TMS is used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression, chronic pain, and migraines. The stimulation is delivered through a coil that is placed on the head.

The magnetic field passes through the scalp, skull, and brain and is directed at specific parts of the brain that are known to play a role in mood and emotion. You can also avail the benefits of TMS treatment at Washington Interventional Psychiatry.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a group of psychotherapeutic techniques that help with psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. These benefits can include decreasing other symptoms such as sleep problems, physical pain, or irritable bowel syndrome.

CBT can be combined with other treatments for anxiety disorders including antidepressants or medications for Parkinson's disease or epilepsy. It also may be used in combination with some types of counseling such as family therapy or marital therapy.

Research has shown that the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may increase significantly over time, even if treatment is not repeated as often as recommended. Therefore, it may be helpful to continue therapy as long as needed to help with symptoms such as anxiety and depression or other mental health disorder symptoms. 

The best place to start CBT is with a trained therapist who can explain the procedure and help you learn how to use cognitive behavioral techniques for controlling your behaviors and increasing your ability to manage your daily living activities.