TMS Efficacy and Safety
Clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of TMS Therapy in treating patients who have not benefited from prior antidepressant medication.
An Effective and Durable Option for Treating Major Depressive Disorder
Patients are 4x more likely to achieve remission with TMS
At the end of their treatments, patients who had received TMS Therapy were four times more likely to achieve remission. Patients treated with the TMS System also experienced significant improvement in anxiety and physical symptoms (such as appetite changes, aches and pains, and lack of energy) associated with depression.
Durability of TMS Treatments
TMS is the only TMS system with the durability of its effects established over 12 months.
In a trial with physician directed standard of care, meaning TMS Therapy could be used in conjunction with antidepressants as needed, patients who had received treatment then reported their symptom levels at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months to determine the durability of their treatments. By the end of the 12-month period, 2 out of 3 patients who had either responded or completely remitted after TMS treatment remained at the symptom levels they reported at the end of the treatment phase.
After the end of the treatment period, only 1 in 3 patients needed to come back for maintenance TMS sessions, or ‘reintroduction’ during this 12-month period.
TMS Therapy Safety Tested Through Clinical Trials
Clinical trials have proven the safety of TMS Therapy in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder and who have had an inadequate response to prior antidepressant medication.
Over 10,000 treatments were perform across clinical trials demonstrating its safety. TMS Therapy caused few side effects and was generally well tolerated by patients. The most common side effect reported during clinical trials was pain or discomfort at or near the treatment site.
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