It uses powerful magnetic coil of high strength around 1.5 tesla to 3 tesla to the scalp which induces localised electromagnetic field in the brain and stimulate or inhibit the brain cells depending upon the stimulation protocol.
How do we know which area of brain to stimulate?
Various studies have shown like in Depression stimulation of the brain DLPFC ( Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex) have shown to increase the neurogenesis in brain, leading to improvement in Depression. Doctors stimulate various brain areas depending upon the type of brain disorders the patients is suffering. In OCD the common area of the brain stimulated is SMA ( Supplementary Motor area), in resistant Schizophrenia its again Left DLPFC, in Hallucination Auditory area etc..
Is it Like ECT?
Far from it, it is a very safe treatment and it doesn't require anaesthesia, and it doesn't involve any systemic side effects and maximum you may notice in most of the treatment session may be transient headache or twitching.
For more information please contact the clinicians @ Tender Minds Clinic.