If there's one thing we get a lot of questions about, it's TMS. YES! Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. If you haven't heard this term before, here is a quick explanation of what TMS is:
TMS is a non-invasive way of “stimulating” (or changing) activity in the brain using magnetic fields in the hopes of reducing OCD symptoms.
To further understand TMS the IOCDF partnered with experts in the field to answer some of our most asked questions.
Please read our newest article on the subject: iocdf.org/tms/
It should be noted that TMS is still currently being researched. While there is evidence to suggest that it could potentially be helpful in reducing OCD symptoms, it is not concretely proven to do so. It should be utilized as a last resort when all of the evidence-based treatment methods for OCD have already been accessed. For more information on evidence-based treatment methods for OCD, please read here: iocdf.org/about-ocd/ocd-tre...
Photo: Dr. Oscar Morales, Medical Director of the TMS service at McLean Hospital, demonstrates how a deep TMS coil is positioned on the head during OCD treatment.