An awake EEG study should be performed prior to the visit.
It's also a good idea to bring to your consultation your history of past treatment, and any hospitalizations, if available.
TMS therapy does not require any special preparation. On the other hand, it is not advisable to consume alcohol immediately before and during the therapy, as it may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Yes, but not many. The possibility of using TMS excludes the presence of objects containing metal in the head area (e.g. cochlear implants, infusion pumps, pacemakers) as well as diagnosed epilepsy, history of stroke, head trauma, brain tumor or condition after neurosurgery.
No, TMS and electroconvulsive therapy (EW) are two completely different treatment techniques. EW is an invasive technique that requires hospitalization and multiple anesthetics. TMS, on the other hand, is a completely non-invasive technique that is safe and does not stress the body.