Is TMS Safe?

The FDA acknowledges that the Magstim Rapid2 Therapy System can be safely and effectively used for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. It is substantially equivalent to other devices on the market. The most common side effects reported in clinical studies[i] are scalp discomfort at the treatment site and headaches. These sides effects were mild and transient and usually fade away in the first week of treatments. In a very small number of instances, there were reports of seizures. TMS showed no long-term side-effects.