Is TMS the same as ECT?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a painless and effective treatment for depression and has been used to treat thousands of patients worldwide. It has also been used to treat conditions such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PTSD, Tinnitus amongst other conditions.
TMS is not the same as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). TMS uses magnetic pulses on specific areas of the brain and does not require an anaesthetic. You can go about your normal activities, including driving, immediately after treatment.