How Does dTms Work?
What is Deep Transcranial
Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS)?
dTMS uses an electromagnet, similar to what is used in an MRI scanner, to provide a medication-free, non-invasive treatment for depression and other brain disorders.
The magnet is gently placed against the scalp and targets the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is involved with mood regulation.
This part of the brain is less active due to depression. As this magnetic field travels into the brain, it produces very small electrical currents activating neurons within the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine—the same neurotransmitters that are provided artificially through antidepressant medications.
dTMS is able to provide these neurotransmitters directly to the brain, essentially solving the problem at the source with zero systemic side effects.