TMS for Schizophrenia Voices

Schizophrenia is a severely challenging mental health condition involving a range of symptoms, including delusions, disorganized thinking, and hallucinations.

One of the most distressing symptoms experienced by people with schizophrenia is auditory verbal hallucinations, commonly referred to as ‘hearing voices’. These hallucinations can significantly impact the quality of life for patients and their loved ones.

Traditional treatments, such as antipsychotic medications, may not always adequately alleviate these symptoms, leading to a search for alternative therapies.

About Schizophrenia 

Schizophrenia affects millions of people worldwide and poses significant challenges for both patients and clinicians.

Auditory verbal hallucinations, which occur in about 70% of people with schizophrenia, can vary in intensity and content, contributing to the disorder’s complexity.

While medications like clozapine are often prescribed for treatment-resistant cases, many patients continue to experience symptoms, despite pharmacological interventions.


Benefits of Choosing rTMS Therapy for Schizophrenia

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is considered a promising adjunctive therapy for schizophrenia, particularly for addressing treatment-resistant symptoms such as auditory verbal hallucinations and negative symptoms. 

Recent research has shown that targeted stimulation of specific brain areas involved in auditory processing can significantly improve symptom severity and overall functioning. Unlike traditional treatments, rTMS offers a non-invasive, well-tolerated option with minimal side effects.

The Process of TMS for Schizophrenia at Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center

At Shore Clinical TMS & Wellness Center, we specialize in providing personalized rTMS therapy for people with schizophrenia.

Our approach involves using high-frequency magnetic pulses to target the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), a region in the brain associated with negative symptoms and auditory processing.

Through a series of TMS treatment sessions conducted over several weeks, we aim to modulate neural activity in this area, leading to reductions in auditory hallucinations and improvements in mood and cognitive functioning.

TMS treatment for schizophrenia represents a significant advancement in caring for this complex disorder. 

Our team of experienced care providers is committed to providing innovative and compassionate care to people living with schizophrenia, offering hope for a brighter future.