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You may benefit from TMS Therapy if:

  • You have a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder
  • Traditional medications to treat depression haven’t worked. Individuals have generally failed 2-4 medication trials before starting TMS. 
  • You’re not satisfied with the results you get from your medication(s)
  • You cannot tolerate the side effects of your medication(s)
  • You have an illness that limits your ability to take medications for depression
  • Your depression and anxiety symptoms interfere with your daily life

You may not be a candidate for TMS if:

  • You have implanted metallic devices or non-removable metallic objects in or around the head. This does not include metallic fillings in teeth
  • You have implants controlled by physiological signals. This includes pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and vagus nerve stimulators (VNS)
  • You are at high risk such as those with epilepsy, a history of head injury, or other serious neurologic issues


For more information, please call UNC Psychiatry TMS Clinic at (984) 974-3983.