TMS Therapy is highly effective based off of clinical research. It has even been considered more effective and beneficial based off of success rates than Pharmacotherapy Intervention and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).
TMS Therapy does not have the systematic side effects like those that other anti-depressant drugs cause such as, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, and others. The only reported discomfort is a minor-moderate headache, and redness/ sensitivity in the specified area on the scalp that was treated upon. Even these side effects were generally seen only within the first week of treatment and would taper off in the duration of treatment.
It is a painless procedure.
With TMS being a non-invasive, non-systematic procedure it could be considered more appealing to some patients compared to other therapies for depression.
It is an outpatient therapy.
There is a 0.1% chance for a patient to have a seizure in result of treatment. In over 10,000 clinical trials with the NeuroStar TMS system, there were no seizures reported.
Patients have the benefit of receiving reports regarding their progress and their results throughout the course of treatment.