Why patients prefer TBS over TMS?

Theta burst stimulation (TBS) is a form of patterned TMS which makes it possible to induce strong and long-lasting effects using lower stimulation intensity and a shorter time of stimulation compared to standard TMS protocols. TBS uses a faster frequency (50Hz instead of 10Hz). It also requires less session time compared to rTMS protocols. Where rTMS...
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Even though TBS and TMS have various similarities, they do have some difference and they are: TBS cannot be used to treat OCD or PTSD as these rely on slow pulsing rTMS. TBS uses a faster pulsing setting in the TMS machine. While most new TMS machines can deliver both rTMS and TBS, some older...
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Similar to TMS, Theta Burst Stimulation is simple and non-invasive. The Theta Burst Protocol delivers stimuli in a unique pattern that rapidly stimulates the brain in a shorter duration of time. A 40-minute standard TMS treatment is now greatly reduced to a 3-minute TBS session. It is also considered a safer and more tolerable treatment...
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As it is safe and effective, TBS has been described, beyond being the new generation of TMS as a huge leap forward. The Theta Burst Protocol, using short rapid theta bursts of stimulation at high frequencies (50 Hz), tends to mimic the physiologic rhythm of the human brain and involves the cerebral plasticity mechanisms responsible...
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Theta-burst stimulation (also known as TBS) is a novel form of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS or rTMS), filling the gap and providing patients with an alternative treatment. The treatment is safe, tolerable and an effective treatment modality with little or no side-effects. TBS works in the same way as TMS and is administered over the prefrontal cortex. The treatment inspires...
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