Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

TMS Treatment Program

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Welcome to the TMS Treatment Program

The Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment Program at the University of Pennsylvania is a novel, non-invasive, outpatient-based form of brain stimulation therapy for mood disorders. TMS utilizes pulsed magnetic fields and has shown great promise as a treatment for major depression, bipolar depression, and a number of other neuropsychiatric disorders including Tourette’s syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder, pain, and migraine.

TMS is a safe procedure and lacks side effects that are common with some medications such as weight gain, sedation, and sexual dysfunction. Patients are fully conscious and aware throughout the procedure and no post-session recovery period is needed. Patients are able to resume their normal activities like work or driving without interruption.


For additional information, please click here for an overview and visit the other pages on our site.

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TMS Treatment Program is now open and accepting appointments.

Please click here for information about scheduling.