Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Deep TMS)


Deep TMS penetrates deeper into the brain, reaching broader areas and stimulating deeper neural networks than rTMS. It uses a specialized coil to target brain regions linked to complex mental health conditions, including OCD (as approved by the FDA) and certain types of depression.


How it works:

  • Deep TMS uses a different type of coil, known as the H-coil, which can stimulate deeper brain regions.
  • The deeper penetration allows for stimulation of broader and deeper brain structures, including the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex.

Treatment Protocol:

  • Similar to rTMS, sessions usually last 20-40 minutes and are administered five times a week for several weeks.
  • The intensity and frequency of the magnetic pulses can be adjusted based on the patient's response and tolerance.


  • Studies indicate that Deep TMS can be more effective for certain individuals, particularly those with treatment-resistant depression.
  • The side effect profile is similar to rTMS, with headaches and scalp discomfort being the most common.