“We’re not putting a substance in people’s bodies. The thing that makes it different from other non-pharmacological treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy, is it’s noninvasive. We’ve not found long-term side effects that things like electroconvulsive therapy has.
If patients are on medications, there are no absolute contradictions to TMS. Sometimes we’ll ask to decrease or discontinue a medication, but no medication rules a person out. We can do TMS in conjunction with other medications.”