OCD Treatment Facts
Introduction to BrainsWay Deep TMS Treatment For OCD ( Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
You have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and either your doctor has recommended treatment, or you are looking for TMS treatment for OCD. BrainsWay’s Deep TMS Treatment can treat the symptoms of OCD and has shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of patients with OCD.
At your first appointment with us, your chosen on site Health Care Provider (Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant) will review your medical and OCD history to help determine if BrainsWay’s Deep TMS Treatment is appropriate for you.
The treatment will be performed under your Health Care Provider’s supervision who will have direct contact with our TMS Technicians. Neither Anesthesia nor sedition is required. You will be awake and alert during the entire treatment session(s). Treatment will include daily sessions for a period of six(6) weeks. Each treatment session will last 20-30 minutes.
How Does BrainsWay Deep TMS Treatment Work?
DTMS stands for “Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.” It is a non-invasive procedure, involving stimulation of a part of the brain called the Anterior Cingulate Cortex. The stimulation activates nerve cells in this region of the brain and improves OCD symptoms.
The stimulation is produced by the new state-of-the-art H-coil which is contained in the helmet of the TMS device. During treatment, the helmet is gently positioned on your head by our TMS Technician, and will be positioned on the frontal side of your head over the Anterior Cingulate Cortex. Short pulses of electricity sent through the treatment coil generates magnetic fields that turn on and off very rapidly. These magnetic fields are similar to those used in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).The magnetic field goes through the head and induces a weak electrical current that briefly activates and stimulates the nerve cells in this region of the brain, effectively improving OCD symptoms.
Does BrainsWay Deep TMS Have Side Effects?
Many patients cannot tolerate medication side effects. Patients often discontinue SSRI’s due to debilitating side effects, such as; weight gain, sexual dysfunction, suicidal thoughts, nausea, insomnia, and anxiety. Common TMS side effects are a headache or mild discomfort at the application site. TMS is non-invasive, non-systemic, and has not been shown to cause any systemic side effects. Our TMS treatments are administered at our offices and do not require hospitalization or anesthesia.
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