Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) offers safe, effective treatment for mood and other disorders.

As a nationally recognized leader in Neurosciences, Ohio State offers advanced neurotherapies, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, commonly referred to as TMS. 

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved non-drug treatment for depression and other conditions. TMS uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain thought to control mood. These areas are underactive in patients who are experiencing depression.

TMS can be an option for patients who have not benefited from antidepressant medication. TMS can provide effective treatment without the side effects that may accompany medications.

What to expect:

  • TMS Therapy treatment sessions are conducted on an outpatient basis at OSU Harding Hospital.
  • Each session takes less than an hour. Treatments are typically scheduled five days a week for approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Patients are awake and alert during treatment and able to resume normal activities upon leaving therapy.

Call 614-293-8552 to schedule an evaluation, if you:

  • Are an adult
  • Have a major depressive disorder diagnosis, such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Have not benefited from at least one antidepressant medication at or above the minimal effective dose and duration in the current depressive episode

The following Ohio State physicians are TMS-certified:

  • Kevin Reeves, MD
  • James Young, MD
  • Julie Hyman, MD
  • Jessica Lammers, MD
  • Katherine Brownlowe, MD
  • Jeannette Dagam, DO

The TMS Suite is located in 509E at OSU Harding Hospital. Learn more or refer a patient for TMS Therapy by contacting 614-293-8552.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation can be beneficial for a person who has a mood disorder, such as depression.

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