TMS for Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia, a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking, is often difficult to treat. Psychiatrists use anti-psychotic medications as the first line of treatment to help manage symptoms, but these drugs do not work for all patients. Even when medications are effective, like all psychiatric drugs, they come with a host of disabling side-effects that make prolonged use challenging. But other treatments may be on the horizon.
New research out of the University of Caen in France suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may help people with schizophrenia better manage auditory verbal hallucinations.
Studies show that repetitive TMS may help reduce auditory hallucinations as well as other cognitive symptoms of associated schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Since schizophrenia medications can have many undesired side effects and often stopped working over a period, it is exciting that TMS may be able to provide a drug-free option to people who live with this condition.
ABOUT TMS DIRECTORY | TMS Directory is Connecting TMS Communities by connecting patients with a TMS therapy provider in their geographic region. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a leading-edge technology that gently uses magnetic waves to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. TMS is a non-invasive treatment most commonly used for the treatment of major depression but is often used to treat the symptoms associated with several other neuropsychiatric disorders.
TMS THERAPY | TMS therapy is a useful tool for treatment-resistant depression and other neuropsychiatric conditions in patients who have failed to respond to medication or other treatments, such as psychotherapy.
TMS HELPS | If you are someone who suffers from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or another condition, and you are seeking TMS therapy as a treatment option – TMS Directory can connect you with a licensed TMS physician or provider in your area who specializes in treating your condition with the most advanced forms of medicine.
Please also see
- Mental Health Screening Tools
- Conditions Treated with TMS
- What is TMS Therapy?
- TMS Therapy Near Me
- Depression Screening