New tech inventions and medical applications have opened up new options when it comes to dealing with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder remains a serious threat, but advanced therapies such as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation open up new healing avenues and the promise of a better life.
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and How It Works
TMS is a non-invasive process that harnesses magnetic fields to reach and stimulate the nerve cells in the patient’s brain. The treatment does not require electrodes or surgery, and it’s deemed better than electroconvulsive therapy as there’s no need to apply sedation. Furthermore, TMS does not cause seizures, and the practice is often well-tolerated by patients.
A typical TMS session can produce somewhere around 5,000 neural activations in about 20 minutes. Autism patients generally have problems processing external stimuli, such as sounds and sights where they look. However, there are specialized treatment centers such as the
Brain Wellness Center that offer TMS, auditory integration training, and neurofeedback sessions.
Brain Wellness Center also offers EEG analysis, which is the first of its kind in healthcare facilities and treatment centers. EEG monitors the patient’s brain activity and compares with normal activities- along with a transcranial magnetic stimulation, the brain can create new networks for improved functionality.
Benefits of TMS
Transcranial magnetic stimulation offers several benefits compared to traditional autism therapy. For one, the patient can immediately resume their daily activity in about 20 minutes and without experiencing serious side effects.
TMS is believed safe, non-invasive, and effective against autism and similar health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD, to name a few. Processing speed can be improved, thereby giving the patient access to better prosodic comprehension and social emotion. Repeated TMS, or referred to as rTMS, can be helpful in the long term for patients and loved ones who need help.