Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Autism

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

A large electromagnetic coil is placed against the scalp near the forehead. This creates painless electric currents that stimulate the brain.

TMS is commonly used to treat mood disorders, such as depression. However some researchers believe it could be useful in the treatment of some of the problems faced by some people on the autism spectrum.

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14 Jun 2018