Dr. Byrne does a demonstration of deep TMS

Dr. Jennie Byrne of Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill does a demonstration and explanation of TMS. Deep TMS is a treatment for treatment resistant depression. Generally a patient starts with an appointment for a consultation with a physician to talk about the treatment and medical history and ensure the patient is an appropriate candidate. When treatment starts, the patient wears a blue cap that has markings on it to help providers ensure positioning is accurate for each session. The treatment coil itself is fitted into a helmet like device and the helmet is applied over the treatment target, typically the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the case of depression. Sessions are only about 20 minutes long. At Dr. Byrne’s practice as well as at our practice, there is always a physician on site during treatment sessions should anything come up.