How Does TMS Work?

Is TMS Safe?

TMS is a safe and non-invasive treatment. 

TMS uses magnetic pulses to activate positive mood pathways. 

• When an electrical current passes through a TMS coil it generates a magnetic field that
passes into the brain without resistance

• This magnetic field acts via induction to produce electrical activity in the underlying
cortical neurons

• If the stimulation is provided above a certain threshold, these neurons will depolarise

• The repeated firing of local cortical neurons induces an effect similar to long-term

The magnetic field reaches 2–3 cm beneath the skull, stimulating the
dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and activating a circuit which goes into the
limbic system.