TMS is a modern neurotherapy that can help relieve the symptoms of some mental health disorders.

Ohio State is in the forefront as it pioneers neurological therapies and technologies. These advanced treatments are providing innovative, effective therapies for patients with physical and mental conditions.

Ohio State Behavioral Health is part of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s nationally recognized neuroscience program. More than 170 faculty members in the departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are united in bringing the most modern effective neurotherapies to Ohio State patients.

Because of Ohio State's leadership in neurosciences, OSU Harding Behavioral Health can offer these neurotherapies:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (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 or other therapies. TMS can provide effective treatment without the side effects that may accompany medications.

TMS 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 four to six 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.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a very effective and generally safe treatment for depression and some other conditions. The patients who receive ECT usually have not responded well to anti-depressant medications or are unable to take them for a medical reason.

ECT is conducted while under anesthesia. ECT uses electricity to trigger a seizure. The patient receives medicine to prevent the seizure from spreading throughout the body. Patients generally awaken several minutes after ECT and do not remember the treatment. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 80-90% of people with severe depression improve dramatically with ECT.

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

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