TMS has none of the side effects associated with depression medications nor is there any cognitive impairment, a potential side effect of ECT. The most common side effect associated with TMS is discomfort during treatment at or near the treatment area. This discomfort is generally mild to moderate and typically diminishes after the first few days of treatment. There is a rare risk of seizure associated with TMS Therapy. The risk of seizure in general clinical use is 1 in 30,000 treatments.
NeuroStar TMS Therapy may not be used for patients with implanted metallic devices or non-removable metallic objects in or around the head – this excludes dental fillings