What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

TMS is the latest FDA-cleared therapy for depression. TMS Therapy uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses that stimulate key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. Please listen to Dr. Perera’s interview on Bulletproof radio for the details of TMS Therapy.









This novel treatment option is conducted right in the doctor's office. Patients are awake and alert during treatment and can go back to their normal activities immediately after treatment is completed. In-office treatments take about 20-50 mintues and are administered 5 days a week, for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. For more info go to TMS FAQs


  • Non Invasive
  • Effective (75% Success Rates)
  • Safe alternative to medication, with very few side effects
  • Fewer than 1% of patients have discontinued treatment due to adverse events.



TMS with Contemporary Care

Dr. Tarique Perera is one of the top experts in the world in providing TMS Therapy. He is the Founding President of the Clinical TMS Society, which includes leading clinicians and psychiatrists of the field from all six continents. As the author of the first published Clinical TMS Guidelines, Dr.Perera is internationally recognized as the preeminent authority on TMS. Dr. Perera's research with Columbia University in the City of New York, combined with the use of his own custom protocols, have yielded a 75% success rate with TMS patients. TMS with Dr. Perera and his personally trained Contemporary Care team offers the most innovative therapy by one of America's top Psychiatrists.

Please read this issue Psych Annal Journal, No. 44, Vol. 6, 2014, co-edited by Dr. Perera, with contributions from leading TMS practitioners around the world.*

Therapeutic Neuromodulation: Overview of a Novel Treatment Platform
Written by David G. Brock, MD; and Mark A. Demitrack, MD

The Science of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Written by William M. Sauvé, MD; and Lawrence J. Crowther, MEng

The Clinical Application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Written by Todd M. Hutton, MD, FAPA

The Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression: A Review of the Evidence
Written by Philip G. Janicak, MD; and Linda Carpenter, MD

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